The Coast / Blackshear

1894 Hanging Jail

318 Taylor St.
Blackshear, GA 31516


Constructed in 1894, the Hanging Jail is a unique Gothic structure constructed after the previous jailhouses burned. It has been called the 'Hanging Jail' through the years because of its tower casemate. No one was hanged at the jail. It is one of only two hanging jails in the state.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Facility Amenities

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages