Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Old Heard County Jail (Photographs)

Court Square
Franklin, Georgia

Old Heard County Jail, now the Heard County Historical Center
and Museum in Franklin, Georgia. This facility was built in 1912 and
added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Photograph
by Lewis Powell, IV, 2010, all rights reserved.
Side view of the Old Heard County Jail. The inmate's cells were
located on the second floor while the first floor held offices. A museum
employee reported hearing the sound of cell doors slamming shut
when she was alone in the building. Photograph by Lewis Powell, IV,
2010, all rights reserved.
The tower on the front of the Old Heard County Jail.
The gallows are located in this tower and were quite
possibly used for executions. This location was investigated
by West Georgia Paranormal Investigations and presented
in their show, Ghost Burn. Photograph by Lewis Powell,
IV, 2010, all rights reserved.
Sources
"Heard County Courthouse." Highway 27, Historic Courthouse Tour. Accessed
     14 September 2010.
West Georgia Paranormal Investigations. "Haunted Jail." Ghost Burn. Posted
     17 June 2010. Part I, Part II, Part III.

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