Pierce County Jail

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Pierce County Jail
Pierce County Jail, Blackshear, GA, Us.jpg
Pierce County Jail is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Pierce County Jail
Pierce County Jail is located in the US
Pierce County Jail
Location Taylor St, Blackshear, Georgia
Coordinates 31°18′11″N 82°14′24″W / 31.30300°N 82.24011°W / 31.30300; -82.24011Coordinates: 31°18′11″N 82°14′24″W / 31.30300°N 82.24011°W / 31.30300; -82.24011
Area 18 acres (7.3 ha)
Built 1894
Architect Pauly Jail Building
NRHP Reference # 80001221[1]
Added to NRHP May 28, 1980

The Pierce County Jail (also known as the Blackshear Jail) is a historic building built in 1894 in Blackshear, Georgia. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1980.

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An old wooden jail burned in 1880 and a jail made of wood and metal was built in 1882. In 1894 a new two-story brick jail was built, with room for the jail keeper to live on the first floor. It was used as a jail from then until 1926. The building was then used as a city hall and police headquarters until 1976.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ NRHP form

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