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The Old Clay County Jail

The 1894 version of the Clay County Jail was constructed of red brick but, in 1963, was painted white. However, the red brick showed through the white paint, making the jail appear pink.

 

Constructed of one-foot-thick brick walls, there are sixteen (16) jail cells in various sizes with a Maximum Security wing upstairs.

 

 No air conditioning in those days and little ventilation in the South’s sweltering summer months, combined with disease and the cries of the insane and desperate, made conditions hard to tolerate for most inmates—no wonder this old jail is reportedly haunted. Sharing stories involving unexplained phenomena witnessed here by visitors is not uncommon.

 

Don’t miss the annual October event – Tales from the Clink – True Crime Story Tours by Candlelight!

 

Clay County Historical Triangle


915 Walnut St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043