Berkeley County Jail (demolished) – Moncks Corner SC

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Description

The building was the county police headquarters and 40-bed capacity county jail from 1938 until 1993 when it was razed to make way for a 220-bed facility.

Source notes

This image is from the Jimmy Cornelius Stone Collection. I cataloged this collection as the Oral History and Digital Projects Librarian for the Berkeley County Library System. In researching background information, discovered it was a New Deal site.

References: Monck's Corner, Berkeley County, South Carolina by Maxwell Clayton Orvin, 1951. Berkeley Boasts New County Jail, April 3, 1938, News & Courier, Charleston, S.C.

Project originally submitted by Ramona L. Grimsley MLIS MBA on January 10, 2021.

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Location Info


Moncks Corner, SC

Location notes: General location marker.

Coordinates: 33.196, -80.0131

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