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From The Franklin Times - Tar River Roots

County's "Old Jail" Held Inmates for 100 Years

Renovated Jail During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Franklin County took steps to ensure that its jail building on East Nash Street in Louisburg, which had been completed in 1875, could continue to house inmates safely and humanely.
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Oh, the Tales the Old Franklin County Jail Could Tell!

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Franklin County completed a new jail on East Nash Street in Louisburg in 1875, but it soon proved to be problematic. Living conditions and security in the facility were recurring problems.
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