County Jail in Go Down, Moses (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
County Jail
Type: 
Public building
Authority : 
Faulkner map
X: 
1325
Y: 
786
Description: 

The county jail is in Jefferson close to the Courthouse Square. It is at least two stories high with a holding cell upstairs furnished with iron cots. After throwing one of those cots against the wall, Rider ”grabs holt of that steel barred door and rips it out of the wall, bricks hinges and all, and walks out of the cell” (151). Also: Samuel Worsham Beauchamp spends a year "in and out" of this jail (354), and then eventually escapes from it too, but presumably in a less dramatic way.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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