The Old Jail

Now a museum, this 1893 red brick jail building contains the cells where black and white prisoners were once confined on the second floor. The central tower was used for hangings as late as 1916. Documents, photographs and memorabilia are displayed on the first floor. Also featured is the 1944 book, Strange Fruit, an exploration of race relations in the South written by Jasper native and author, Lillian Smith.