Old TN jail to become military museum - WSMV News 4

Old TN jail to become military museum

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PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An old jail in Bledsoe County is being turned into a military museum.

The 160-year-old building with a rock exterior, a front porch and a second-story cellblock that can be accessed only by an iron staircase outside will also house the county's Veterans Service Office.

County Mayor Bobby Collier told the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/IqglWl) that the building will be used and maintained by local veterans groups.

The county opened a new state-of-the-art jail last year across town.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com

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