The late Hamilton County Sheriff Frank Newell had several dozen copies of the old Hamilton County Jail printed.
The jail in the 600 block of Walnut Street served the county from 1870 – 1976. Sheriff Newell had a small office inside the front door on the first floor.
The jail was closed and torn down and replaced by the Hamilton County Justice Building at the corner. It was no longer used as a jail as county leaders decided its future. During its final years, state inspectors said the old jail was a hazard.
A parking lot now sits on the old buildings site.