1829 Jail

Old Beaufort Jail – Originally on Courthouse Square on Cedar Street
Historic American Buildings Survey 
Architectural Drawings by William J. Patrick – 1967
School of Design – NC State
Library of Congress

Built by Elijah Whitehurst circa 1829. The jail remained in use until 1954, when a new jail was constructed. The building served as a museum on site until it was moved to the Beaufort Historic Site in 1977.


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