Union County Jail
West Main St., Union SC (Union County)
March 10 2005
Historic Core Shape:
Number of Stories:
Exterior Walls Materials:
raised seam aluminum
National Register Determination:
Signficant Architectural Features:
The structure is a two- Palladian style building with hip roof that was originally pierced by 4 chimneys. There are three arched openings to the entrance porch with the date "1823" inscribed over the central arch. 08/30/1974
Since 1900 there have been two additions to the building. To the left side is the one- stucco wing that houses the sheriff's apartment & a two- fieldstone addition contains administrative offices.
The jail was designed by Robert Mills during his time as the State Engineer for Public Works in South Carolina. The jail was constructed of other from a nearby quarry at Murphy Shoals. The walls average 21 inches of thickness.
Source of Historical Information:
Catawba Regional Planning Council. Historic Sites Survey, Union County. November 1976. pp.39-40.