Pickens County Jail, Jasper GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 34° 28.207 W 084° 25.885
16S E 735916 N 3817277
Quick Description: The Old Pickens County Jail, built in 1906, contain relics from the past such as an authentic hangman’s gallows. Jail tours are available. The marble-facade County Courthouse features a unique circular courtroom.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/24/2007 7:03:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM22ET
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 43

Long Description:

Building listed on the National Historic Register. The old marble front jail constructed in 1909 and served the county until 1982. This is a unique structure with living quarters on the first floor for the jailer and his family with the cell blocks occupying the second story.
The jail also had a working gallows inside the building, it was never used. The building was used as a house for local sheriffs and prisoners until the federal government ordered it closed in 1981.

A small donation of $3.00 is requested to view the exhibits in the Old Pickens County Jail and the Kirby-Quinton Cabin. Children under the age of twelve are admitted to both buildings free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.

Special tours are conducted by appointment. See the gallery pictures for visiting hours and contact number.

Street address:
141 North Main Street
Jasper, GA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Jasper, Pickens County , Georgia USA

Year listed: 1984

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Correctional Facility

Current function: Museum

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 2:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and brief account of your visit. Include any additional observations or information that you may have, particularly about the current condition of the site. Additional photos are highly encouraged, but not mandatory.
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