Newton County Jail (former) – Decatur MS

City:
Decatur, MS

Site Type:
Civic Facilities, Military and Public Safety, Courthouses (State & Local), Penal Facilities

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Civil Works Administration (CWA), Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) added a jail to the existing Newton County courthouse in Decatur, Mississippi during the Great Depression as a part of a temporary job creation program under the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). It was demolished in 1972, along with the courthouse, in order to build a new courthouse on the same site.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory database. Retrieved from https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?view=architectural

Site originally submitted by Susan C. Allen on January 4, 2015.

Location Info


92 W. Broad Street
Decatur, MS 39327
Newton County

Coordinates: 32.438898, -89.108738

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