Built in 1893, the Old Jail is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This two-story fireproof brick, steel and concrete structure was also home to the Sheriff and his family. There were babies brought into the world and men taken from the world in this building. Actual photographs of what is believed to be the last legal hanging East of the Mississippi are on display. This was Hamilton County's only jail, and was used until 1984. At this time the Old Jail is under renovations. Tours are by appointment only. Please call Renee Daigle (Hamilton County Historical Society President) to schedule your tour at 386-855-0852. Old Jail Museum is located at 501 1st Avenue NE, Jasper, Florida 32052.
Hamilton County Historical Museum and Heritage Center
The new museum collects information and items relating to Hamilton County and educates people about our county’s history and heritage through exhibits, publications and programs. It is located by the Jasper Public Library 313 Hatley Street NE, Jasper, Florida 32052. The regular hours and days are Tuesday , Thursday and First Saturday 10:00am to 3:00 pm. The contact is Margaret Lewis (Historical Society Vice-President) 386-792-1668.
Hamilton County Historical Society Board Members
Renee Daigle - President (386) 792-7344 (Cell 386-855-0652)
Margaret Lewis - Vice President (386) 792-1668
Becky Longshore - Treasurer
Nancy Cozart - Secretary (386) 792-3278