Landmark Ornament - White County Historic Jail
Landmark Ornament - White County Historic Jail

Landmark Ornament - White County Historic Jail

Regular price $15.95

Limited Edition Second in a Series.

It is doubtful that any other structure in Northeast Georgia has a more colorful history than White County's old jail. Built in 1901 for $4,000, the jail housed generations of lawbreakers, accommodating as many as thirty at a time. For many prisoners the only evidence of their incarceration was their names scratched on the jailhouse walls. Times changed and in 1964 a new courthouse and jail were completed and the old jail was abandoned. The building fell into disrepair and was almost lost before the Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority undertook its renovation. It is now home to the White County Chamber of Commerce.