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The Pierce County Jail (also known as the Blackshear Jail) is a historic building built in 1894 in Blackshear, Georgia. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1980.

Pierce County Jail
Old Blackshear Jail.jpg
Pierce County Jail is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Pierce County Jail
Pierce County Jail is located in the United States
Pierce County Jail
LocationTaylor St, Blackshear, Georgia
Coordinates31°18′11″N 82°14′24″W / 31.30300°N 82.24011°W / 31.30300; -82.24011Coordinates: 31°18′11″N 82°14′24″W / 31.30300°N 82.24011°W / 31.30300; -82.24011
Area18 acres (7.3 ha)
Built1894
ArchitectPauly Jail Building
NRHP reference #80001221[1]
Added to NRHPMay 28, 1980

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An old wooden jail burned in 1880 and a jail made of wood and metal was built in 1882. In 1894 a new two-story brick jail was built, with room for the jail keeper to live on the first floor. It was used as a jail from then until 1926. The building was then used as a city hall and police headquarters until 1976.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ NRHP form

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