The Historic Sites Committee of the Fentress County Historical Society will celebrate Historic Preservation Month with its customary placing of a plaque on a local building of historical significance. The building chosen as this year’s plaque recipient is Ye Old Jail Museum Building on the Courthouse Square.
The building, which houses the Ye Old Jail Museum and the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce, was built in 1898, after the previous jail had burned. It served as the Fentress County Jail from that date until 1979, when a new jail was built and attached to the southwest corner of the Courthouse. The current jail is a part of the Justice Center.
The plaque installation ceremony will be held on May 22, at 12:30pm, with officials of the Fentress County Historical Society, the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce and other local officials participating. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
For additional information about the event, or about previous Fentress County Historical Society historic marker recipients, contact the FCHS at www.fentresscountyhistoricalsociety.org or visit us on Facebook. The Society, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary Year is a 50l(c)3