Caswell County Jail

Dates:
1907-1908
Location:
Yanceyville, Caswell County
Street Address:
Courthouse Square, Yanceyville, NC
Status:
Standing
Type:
Public
Note:
The former jail, a 2-story brick structure, retains its original cell block and manufactured jail fittings, some produced by the Stewart Jail Works of Cincinnati noted on an emblem on the building. Constructed for $6,800, it was, like many jails of its era and before, built to house the jailer and his family on the first floor and prisoners on the second floor. The thick brick walls feature decorative corbeling and a variety of arched and rectangular openings. Obvious security measures include the barred windows, a sturdy wooden entrance, and a heavy, steel door at the rear corner leading to the stair to the cell block. See http://ncccha.blogspot.com/2006/06/caswell-county-jail.html.