Fulton County Jail (Johnstown, New York)

Fulton County Jail
Fulton County Jail, February 2008
Fulton County Jail (Johnstown, New York)
Location Perry and Montgomery Sts., Johnstown, New York

43°0′11″N 74°22′16″W / 43.00306°N 74.37111°W / 43.00306; -74.37111Coordinates: 43°0′11″N 74°22′16″W / 43.00306°N 74.37111°W / 43.00306; -74.37111

Area less than one acre
Built 1772
Architect Batcheller, Zephaniah; Cummings, Frederick
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 81000404[1]
Added to NRHP October 19, 1981

Fulton County Jail, originally known as the Tryon County Jail, is a historic jail complex located at Johnstown in Fulton County, New York. The original section was built in 1772-1773 and is a simple five bays wide, two bays deep stone building with a medium pitched gable roof. The complex consists of the original jail with additions to form a two story, "L" shaped building with a large brick wing attached to the original section and a smaller brick wing to the west. The small brick wing dates to about 1890. The larger wing, known as the sheriff's quarters, is s two story, square block with a hipped roof in the Colonial Revival style. During the Revolutionary War period, it was known as the garrison Fort Johnstown. In 1783, it was visited by George Washington on his tour of the Mohawk Valley.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]



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