Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Greene County Gaol

Marker ID: THC 1C 68
Location: behind business buildings along Main Street, Greeneville, TN
County: Greene
Coordinates: N 36° 09.759    W 082° 49.829
  36.16265    -82.83048333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6D78


A jail commissioned by the Greene County Court has been on this site since 1806. The present structure was built by Turner and Lane in 1882 using limestone and wrought iron from the previous jail built with slaves' labor. This followed the original log ja