Lancaster County Jail

The Lancaster County Jail is a three-story stuccoed building in Lancaster, South Carolina that was built in 1823 and reflected innovations in jail design. It separated debtors from other criminals, and had no dungeon.

It is a significant example of the architecture of Robert Mills, a specialist in penal institutions architecture.

It is individually listed on the National Register, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.

It is included in the Lancaster Downtown Historic District and is located at 208 W. Gay St. in Lancaster.

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