Jasper in Pickens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Pickens County Jail
The jail still has a gallows (non-functioning) although no one was ever executed on this device. The most regular residents of the jail were the sheriffs and their families, who lived here rent free. The jail was ordered closed by a federal court order in 1980. The well in the rear, now filled in, provided water for the hundreds of people who came to Jasper for singing conventions.
Erected 1986 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 112-6.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 28.184′ N, 84° 25.871′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Georgia, in Pickens County. Marker is on N. Main St., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 N. Main St., Jasper GA 30143, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oglethorpe Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Pickens County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Federal Road (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (approx. 1.7 miles away); Georgia Marble Company and the Village of Tate (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (was approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Federal Road (was approx. 6.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
Regarding Old Pickens County Jail. The old jail was placed in the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1982. It is closed for tours from December through Mid March.
Also see . . .
1. Marble Valley Historical Society. Learn more about the Old Jail and Pickens County history. (Submitted on January 19, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
2. Vanishing Georgia: Photograph including Old Pickens County Jail. Photograph of Street scene in Jasper, ca. 1915. Photograph is a street scene of three buildings - the first is E.J Prather's general store; the second is the home of Oscar Champion; and the third is the county jail.
Site is Vanishing Georgia, hosted by the Georgia Division of Archives and History, Office of Secretary of State. (Submitted on February 20, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
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