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Lancaster County Jail

201 West Gay St.
Lancaster, SC 29720
Phone:
(803) 286-1145

Designed by Robert Mills, this facility was completed in 1823. The downstairs cells were meant to hold debtors, a practice that soon waned. In 1965 soldiers under command of General Sherman tried unsuccessfully to destroy the jail. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is the only known example of Mills' use of medieval design.