Walterboro, South Carolina: Water Tower and Jail

155 feet tall, the town's medieval-looking water tower has a few small jail cells in its cement base, last used over 100 years ago.
Address:
122 N. Memorial Ave., Walterboro, SC
Directions:
I-95 exit 53. Drive east on Hwy 63 for 3.5 miles into town. Turn right at the stoplight onto Hampton St. Drive three blocks. Turn left at the stoplight onto N. Memorial Ave. Drive half-block. Turn right to park next to the water tower.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Water Tower and Jail

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Water Tower and Jail

The town's water tower was once used as a jail. There are half a dozen small cells in the base.

[Passepartout22, 04/20/2018]

The Belton Standpipe, 155 feet high, was completed in 1909. Its medieval appearance probably inspired the addition of the jail cells with iron bars, but they were used only briefly.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Tow Mater TributeTow Mater Tribute, Cottageville, SC - 11 mi.
Bee City: Town of BeehivesBee City: Town of Beehives, Cottageville, SC - 16 mi.
Old Sheldon Church RuinsOld Sheldon Church Ruins, Yemassee, SC - 21 mi.
In the region:
Man Walks with Gator, Hilton Head Island, SC - 52 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

July 23, 2018

My Sights

My Sights

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

South Carolina Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Battery Townsley, Mill Valley, California (Jul 23-29, 2018)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now