Old City Jail

Old City Jail (HMAAV)

Location: Pembroke, GA 31321 Bryan County
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N 32° 8.056', W 81° 37.302'

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Built in 1912, this structure was originallya simple one-room brick cube with barredwindows an an armored door. It was used to house offenders for short periods forfighting, public drunkenness and similarminor offenses.

In 1928, the City of Pembroke purchasedan 1897- vintage two-unit prefabricationcell from the old Bryan County Seat ofClyde, Georgia when that town wasdemolished to make way for the developmentof Camp Stewart by the U.S. Army. Theiron cell was dismantled, shipped bywagon to Pembroke, and then reassembledinside the jail building. The improved jail remained in operation until the 1950s,when it was retired.

In 2003, the Old City Jail was restored as amuseum by the Pembroke City Councilwith the guidance and assiatance of acommittee of dedicated citizens:
Mariam Bush, Committe Chair
Audrey Marshall · Renee' Houser · Evelyn Barone · Al Chassereau
Renovation by: M. Smith Construction · Purcell Heating and Air

This historic preservation project wasfunded by the Pembroke City Councilwith additional funding provided by aLocal Assistance Grant from the Georgia Legislature.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByPembroke City Council
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 441362 N 3555487
Decimal Degrees32.13426667, -81.62170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 8.056', W 81° 37.302'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 8' 3.36" N, 81° 37' 18.12" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 E Gibson St, Pembroke GA 31321, US
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