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The original Jail, often referred to as Castle Turner because of its Romanesque architecture and Courthouse was built in 1906 for a total cost of $60,000. The Jail housed its prisoners upstairs and the downstairs served as the living quarters for the sheriff and his family until 1993.
The Jail has seen anywhere from the pettiest offender to those on death row. At least one documented hanging took place in the jail in 1914. Miles Cribb was hung for the murder of his mother-in-law. The original hanging room, trap door and collar Cribb wore is on display in the in the Jail as well as other fascinating pieces of Crime and Punishment history. Call to schedule a tour today.