Old Jefferson County Jail

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This jail dates back to the end of the 19th century. The local sheriff lived on the ground floor and basement – inmates were housed in the top floor. The small building out back housed female prisoners. It hasn’t held an inmate since the mid 20th century, but some people still swear they hear the metallic clank of cell doors and strange moaning sounds coming from inside the building.

The building has been used recently by the Jefferson County Elections Office, and is intended to become a museum in the near future.

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466 W. Dogwood St
Monticello, FL
United States

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30.54604733849272, -83.87252312883606
Jefferson County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Monticello, FL (0.2 mi.)
Aucilla, FL (8.4 mi.)
Lloyd, FL (10.1 mi.)
Waukeenah, FL (10.5 mi.)
Lamont, FL (12.2 mi.)
Wacissa, FL (14.6 mi.)
Greenville, FL (15.4 mi.)
Boston, GA (17.7 mi.)
Thomasville, GA (21.0 mi.)
Quitman, GA (24.9 mi.)


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  1. My Name is Sam I stayed about six months in that jail Jefferson county Wow holly cow the things you heard and seen I remember one time it was lock down time i heard games been played clear as day i thought it was a friend I thought it was so dame funny I yell you crazy man he spoke back laughing yell man it was clear as day we talked for hours off an on you until I fall a sleep the next morning no body know what I was talking about but they knew what I was talking about because it happen to the once before I heard the shower cut on some was taking a bath I was talking to him call me 850 405-5305 my name is Sam

  2. We just communicated with a spirit named Robert. Is there any history of a Robert there? We were using a spirit box. He told us his name and told us to look up when we asked where he was. We didn’t see anything in the windows though. Interesting night.

    • I have a paranormal team and would be interested in investigating this location who should I contact my name is Jason green and im the founder of Georgia ghost chasers in Valdosta and can be reached at 229-539-4108 thank you

  3. Our family went here on a Halloween Haunted Tour about 4years ago. When we went to the jail my husband and I were taking pictures with our cell phones and suddenly-the phone cameras just started taking pictures by themselves-without us clicking the button. BOTH of our phones did this at the same time! It happened for about 3 minutes then stopped. That had never happened before with our phones, and hasn’t happened since.

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