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Oconee County Cage

Oconee County Cage
Oconee County Cage, Brown's Square Drive, Walhalla (Oconee County, South Carolina).JPG
Oconee County Cage in 2009
Oconee County Cage is located in South Carolina
Oconee County Cage
Oconee County Cage is located in the United States
Oconee County Cage
LocationBrowns Square Drive., Walhalla, South Carolina
Coordinates34°45′51.5″N 83°4′0.8″W / 34.764306°N 83.066889°W / 34.764306; -83.066889Coordinates: 34°45′51.5″N 83°4′0.8″W / 34.764306°N 83.066889°W / 34.764306; -83.066889
Arealess than one acre
MPSOconee County Penal System TR[2]
NRHP reference No.82001523[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 14, 1982

The Oconee County Cage is a former jail on wheels that is located at Browns Square Drive outside of the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla, South Carolina, USA in Oconee County. At the time of its listing, it was located on Church Street at the Oconee County Law Enforcement Center.[3] It was named to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 1982 along with the Oconee County Jail.[4][5] At the time of its listing, the cage was considered the most intact cage in South Carolina. Oconee County has preserved the cage as a reminder of the former harsh conditions faced by convicts in the early twentieth century.[3]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Watson, Mary; Wells, John; Schader, Mark; S.C. Appalachian Council of Governments (13 July 1982). "Oconee County Penal System TR" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Oconee County Jail" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Oconee County Cage, Oconee County (Church St., Walhalla)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Weekly List" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 24, 1982. Retrieved 7 November 2009.