1974 ~ Wise County Jail ~ Wise, Virginia - USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum
N 36° 58.615 W 082° 34.751
17S E 359443 N 4093477
Quick Description: The Wise County Jail building was erected 1974.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2020 9:02:03 AM
Waymark Code: WM1270X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Former Wise County Jail here in Wise, Virginia is next to their historic Courthouse.

From Wikipedia:

The Wise County Courthouse is located at 206 East Main Street in downtown Wise, Virginia. As well as being home to Wise County's judicial system, it also serves as the chief administrative building for the county. It was built in 1896 to replace a much smaller court building. The original courthouse was completed in 1858, two years after the formation of Wise County, but was destroyed by Union troops during the Civil War in 1864. The current courthouse was designed in the Renaissance style of architecture.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981


Marker text on front door:

Wise County Jail
Erected 1974
Shelcy Mullins, Sheriff
1964 - 1980
James E. Adkins, Sheriff
1980 - 1984
Year of construction: 1974

Full inscription:
Wise County Jail Erected 1974 Shelcy Mullins, Sheriff 1964 - 1980 James E. Adkins, Sheriff 1980 - 1984


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