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Formerly the Pickens County Jail, this historic structure is now the Pickens County Museum of Art & History. The two-story brick building, whose most unique feature is its crenellated tower, was constructed in 1903. It operated as a jail until 1975 when it became a museum. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The museum features three art galleries and a few exhibits displaying local artifacts dating from ancient times to the present.


  • The Pickens County Museum of Art & History opened in 1976 after a year of renovations. It is formerly the Pickens County Jail.
Kemmerlin, Jill. "Pickens Jail." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. 
https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/c79f7124-012e-4574-bc72-b72f362ac1ad.

"Pickens County Museum of Art & History." Visit Pickens County. Accessed October 29, 2018. 
http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/vendor/108/pickens-county-museum-of-art-history.

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