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
Erected 1986 by Georgia Historic Marker. (Marker Number 112-6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural Resources • Notable Buildings • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 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); Site of Carmel (Taloney) Mission Station (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Zell Miller Mountain Parkway (approx. 7 miles away); Federal Road Cisca St. Augustine Trail (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
Regarding Old Pickens County Jail. The
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,610 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 19, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.