The Pickens County Jail served Pickens County, Georgia, as a jail from 1909 through 1982. The building, now on the National Historic Register, served two purposes—to house the county inmates on the upper level and to serve as the residence of the county sheriff or his deputy on the first level.
The building continues to be owned by Pickens County, but it is the Marble Valley Historical Society that maintains the facility and the heritage cabin on the property.
The Mission of the Marble Valley Historical Society
- To gather and record the history and happenings of Pickens County
- To promote an interest in and appreciation for local history
- To promote exhibits and recordings of the history of the area
- To encourage a strong, active interest among our youth in the history of the area
- To solicit and receive funds for the accomplishment of these goals
The Society operates a museum stressing the heritage of Pickens County. The museum is opened for limited hours. Call 706.253.1141 for hours of operation for the Old Pickens County Jail Museum and the Heritage Cabin.
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