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Old Jail

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c. 1830, probably Dabney Cosby; 1833 addition. 3834 Old Buckingham Rd.
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Located behind the courthouse, this former jail was renovated as an office building in 1951 and now houses the Powhatan County Historical Society. The double-pile center-passage building is a three-bay two-story brick structure with a Flemish bond facade that has reworked openings.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


What's Nearby


Anne Carter Lee, "Old Jail", [Powhatan, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 280-280.

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