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Franklin in Heard County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Heard County Jail

 
 
Heard County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 11, 2012
1. Heard County Jail Marker
Inscription. Pauly Jail Co. of Alabama built this jail in 1912, for $7,500, using plans by Manly Jail Works of Dalton, GA. This jail replaced an 1880 jail that became unfit. The new jail housed up to 16 prisoners upstairs. The County Sheriff (eight sheriffs from 1912 – 1964) and his family lived downstairs. In the 1930s, two prisoners cut window bars and escaped. Death row prisoners were held here, but the jailís gallows were never used. In 1964 a new County Jail opened on the Franklin Square, and this jail closed. The 1912 jail was National Register listed in 1981. In 1987, Heard County Historical Society rehabilitated this jail, with help from Callaway Foundations and other donors.
 
Erected by Heard County Board of Commissioners Heard County Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 33° 16.811′ N, 85° 5.961′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Georgia, in Heard County. Marker is on Court Square. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12701 Hwy 34, Franklin GA 30217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Baptist Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Heard County (about 500
Heard County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 11, 2012
2. Heard County Jail Marker
feet away); Franklin Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Hawkins (approx. half a mile away); William Hogan Plantation (approx. 13.5 miles away); Council Bluffs Treaty (approx. 14.1 miles away); McIntosh Reserve (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Heard County Historical Society. (Submitted on December 15, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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