Rapp Facts

Photo by John Tole

Did you know that . . .

The building that the county uses as its jail was completed as part of the courthouse complex about 1835. But it is just one of three places that have served as jails over the years. In colonial days, the house at the northeast corner of Main and Calvert streets in Washington served as a lockup. After the Civil War, a third jail — on the Miller farm in the F.T. Valley — housed prisoners destined for court and/or incarceration in the county seat. Shown here, it was the home of Rappahannock Court Justice George Sisk at the time but is now owned by Bill Fletcher.

Use your get-out-of-jail-free card and visit us at the little red brick building at 328 Gay St. in Washington. And become a member of the Society.

Rappahannock Historical Society

328 Gay St., Washington, Va. 22747
540-675-1163 or rapphistsoc@comcast.net