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Perry County Jail Museum

108 West Jackson Street, Pinckneyville, IL 62274


The Museum occupies the former Perry County Jail and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1871, the Jail Museum was the city’s third jail. The Sheriff and his family lived upstairs, and women prisoners were kept in locked rooms. The men were housed downstairs. Today, the building houses the museum collection, including a one-room school, clothing, furniture and other artifacts dating to the 1800s.

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