Heard County Jail

Heard County Jail (HM15H0)

Location: Franklin, GA 30217 Heard County
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N 33° 16.811', W 85° 5.961'

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Pauly Jail Co. of Alabama built this jail in 1912, for $7,500, using plans by Manly Jail Works of Dalton, GA. This jail replaced an 1880 jail that became unfit. The new jail housed up to 16 prisoners upstairs. The County Sheriff (eight sheriffs from 1912 - 1964) and his family lived downstairs. In the 1930s, two prisoners cut window bars and escaped. Death row prisoners were held here, but the jail's gallows were never used. In 1964 a new County Jail opened on the Franklin Square, and this jail closed. The 1912 jail was National Register listed in 1981. In 1987, Heard County Historical Society rehabilitated this jail, with help from Callaway Foundations and other donors.
HM NumberHM15H0
Placed ByHeard County Board of Commissioners Heard County Historic Preservation Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 5:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 677000 N 3683960
Decimal Degrees33.28018333, -85.09935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 16.811', W 85° 5.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 16' 48.66" N, 85° 5' 57.66" W
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Area Code(s)706, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7349-7899 Court Square, Franklin GA 30217, US
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