Old Gilchrist County Jail

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Old Gilchrist County Jail has been open since 1928 and closed since 1968. Its a 2 story building with 3 cells downstairs and 5 upstairs. It has been visited by many a paranormal persons investigating the activity. It is most definitely haunted. There have been photo shoots and movies are being filmed there and many paranormal groups to visit the jail. Small but packed with activity. To book an investigation please contact us at the web site (www.oldgilchristcountyjail.webs.com) or call 352-472-2608 and speak to the owner Arlene Hale.


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Geographic Information

313 W 2nd St.
Trenton, FL
United States

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29.615010424905748, -82.82066206629679
Gilchrist County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Trenton, FL (0.2 mi.)
Fanning Springs, FL (6.7 mi.)
Andrews, FL (6.8 mi.)
Manatee Road, FL (9.0 mi.)
Chiefland, FL (10.0 mi.)
Bell, FL (10.0 mi.)
Newberry, FL (13.0 mi.)
Bronson, FL (15.8 mi.)
East Bronson, FL (17.5 mi.)
Cross City, FL (18.3 mi.)


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  1. my team The Southern charm Paranormal Investigations done this location last year IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we are going back in april

  2. My nephew and I came to this place several years ago. You fell and hear many noises and almost whisper like voices that definitely get your attention. I recommend anyone that wants to venture here just for curiosity to do so. I have been to many places and this is one I recommend. My nephew was pretty nervous and he is not one to be frightened easily.The feeling of something watching and following you is pretty tense.Don’t take my word for it,come see for yourself. We felt very cold spots and the temperature outside was mid 90″s.

  3. We went tonight me and my daughter it was awesome. My camera kept taking pics by itself. I tried taking a picture of the couch several times but my camera wouldn’t take a pic of it. I loved it and my daughter definitely loved it. I would love to go on a hunt.

  4. I lived in the house part of the jail in 1999. My family and I did not stay there for very long, a few months. We had many, many experiences there. My daughter, who was 18 mos. old at the time, used to talk to someone from her crib in the early morning hours. There also used to be a shadow that would pass by the living room window and knock on the front door, just to have no one on the other side. When we got close to the door in the kitchen that lead to the jail part, the shackles on the walls would rattle and the cell doors would slam. I didn’t go in there very often to say the least.

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