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Fluvanna County Jail, Palmyra, Fluvanna County, VA



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Location
Palmyra, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-1350
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N644).
Building/structure dates: 1828 initial construction
0.1996
Significance: Located in the County Seat of Fluvanna, the Fluvanna County Jail stands proudly as a memorial to the unprecedented construction and growth in Virginia during the early 19th century. The jail, designed by General John Hartwell Cocke in 1828, was built at the foot of the courthouse green on a knoll, high above the Rivanna River to perpetuate justice in the expanding county. Now a museum, the stone jail laid in Flemish bond still stands as a monument to the history of Fluvanna County and its people.

Subjects
Galleries & Museums
Stone Buildings
Jails


Related Names
Cock, Gen. John Hartwell
Fluvanna County Historical Society
Casserley, Alexandra, Delineator
Ligon, John D., Delineator
Sato, Meiko, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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