Old Hamilton County Jail Sat In The 600 Block Of Walnut Street

Friday, March 4, 2022

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. 


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The East Tennessee Historical Society’s annual Awards of Excellence were presented at the organization’s Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 7, at the Museum of East Tennessee History in Knoxville. Since 1982, the Society has annually recognized individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, programming and interpretation of ... (click for more)

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So we have experienced another mass killing. Recently - on the very day a few gun safety measures were made into law - the Supreme Court in its infinite wisdom said it is okay to open carry your guns. My question is this - if I see a person carry a gun into my grocery store should I worry? How will I know if he is a good guy with a gun or a bad guy with a gun? I guess the ... (click for more)