Old Jail  

Now open as a museum, the Old Jail in Jasper, affords visitors an opprotunity to walk through the area where prisoners were segregated and housed and hung, if deemed necessary, in Hamilton County Florida, for over 91 years.

Built in 1893, this building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offers visitors a first-hand look at life as it was in earleir years in North Florida.  The two story fireproof brick, steel and concrete structure was also the home for the Sheriff and his family whose job was to care for the inmates.

The Old Jail is now the home of the Hamilton County Historical Museum Society.  Along with the Heritage Village, we are striving to maintain the culture and heritage of our forefathers, as it was in the 19th and 20th century.

Sampson Tavell (1837-1899),
 Sheriff of Hamilton County from 1882-1889.
Photo Courtesy Dan & Yvonne Arnold