Old Jail receives historic designation plaque

This plaque recently was installed on the front of the Old Jail in Heathsville.

HEATHSVILLE—The Old Jail in Heathsville now displays a historic marker proclaiming its historic significance to the village.

Members of the Northumberland County Historical Society (NCHS) gathered with members of Historic Heathsville Inc. (HHI) to celebrate the installation, reported Corinne Becker of HHI.

Adjacent to the Old Courthouse in Heathsville, the Old Jail was built in 1853. It is designated as a contributing structure to the recognition of Heathsville as a historic village by the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The Historical Society oversees the upkeep of the Old Jail.

HHI seeks to enhance tourism and education about historic Heathsville, said Becker. One of its goals is to encourage both public and private owners of historic structures to preserve and restore….

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