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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Old Franklin County Jail - Winchester, TN

Old Franklin County Jail - Winchester, TN

This jail was built in 1897 and served until 1972 when a newer jail was built. It's located a couple of blocks from the town square and overlooks the banks of the local river.

Inside the jail are things you typically find inside a jail converted into a museum. You can see the jail's 8 cells, plus the old living quarters of the sheriff who lived at the jail. There's also civil war and local history artifacts. There's also memorabilia of one of the town's biggest celebrity, Dinah Shore. Admission is only a dollar. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Apparently it gets so cold here in the winter that the museum closes for a few months.

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