Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Walterboro Jail

Marker ID: SCHM 15-9
Location: Jeffries Blvd., Walterboro
County: Colleton
Coordinates: N 32° 54.219    W 080° 40.031
  32.90365    -80.667183
Style: Free Standing **


This Neo-Gothic building, designed by Jonas & Lee, noted architects of Charleston, and constructed by J. & B. Lucas in 1855-56, replaced the jail built in 1822 when Walterboro became the seat of justice of Colleton District. It served as a jail until 1937, and since then, it has been used by Colleton County to house various offices.

Erected by Colleton County Historical Society - 1965