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Macoupin County Jail of 1869
Description
The historic jail was in service from 1869 to 1988. This Gothic Revival stone structure has leftover Civil War cannonballs embedded within the walls to prevent jail breaks. There is a local tale of a man who shimmied through the narrow slit windows to escape. He walked to the town square where he had a beer at a local tavern and then walked back to the jail where he walked in through the front door and put himself back into his cell.
Location
Alignment 1926
Southern Region

205 East First South Street
Carlinville, IL
62626

Contact
(217) 854-2141
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