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Old Lavaca Jail

Old Lavaca Jail

305 N Main St
Hallettsville, Texas
77964 USA
(713) 805-7428

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Halettsville, TX is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Lavaca County Jail. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


 A block away from the old town square in Hallettsville, Texas, in the shadows of the historic and magnificent courthouse, sits the old Lavaca County Jail. The second-longest continuously operating jail in Texas showcases the evolution of jail technology. The dark second floor houses the medieval flat bar cells that were constructed in 1885. In the 1970s, more modern cells were added to the first floor, although overcrowding meant prisoners were still being held in the old cells upstairs. Two historic and tragic floods filled the jail with eight feet of water, the first in 1940 and again in 1981. In 2005, following completion of the new jail, the old county jail closed its doors and the building sat vacant until Roger Chambers of Rita, Inc. purchased the property in 2014. Mr. Chambers has a passion for historic buildings and owns several of them that he makes available for unique filming locations and small businesses.


The paranormal evidence here consists of mounting audio and video data verifies that this property is truly haunted. There is banging of cell doors, ongoing distant conversations, shadows, whispers, laughter, and occasional physical contact experienced all paranormal investigators long for, and they were plentiful within the walls of the old jail. For a limited time, the jail is being made available to private paranormal groups for overnight investigations.  This property was featured in the 2018' and 2019 World's Largest Ghost Hunt http://www.nationalghosthuntingday.com/


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This property, as part of our network, has been added for they may have history, validation or folk tales of having spirited activities. Please take caution in approaching and visiting these locations, since courtesy, respect, and caution should be a top priority in every Haunted Investigator's style. Also, do realize, some of these places may have permanently closed, changed ownership and/or names, or just are not available for your visits. Please respect this. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on this listing, but offer it as a first step in finding your next haunted travel destination. Please do confirm with the property before making any plans to visit. If you visit, tour or investigate this property (or any of our properties), we are not responsible or held liable for any outcomes, lack of evidence or injuries associated with your travels. This is only for entertainment purposes, and information provided is only as found in public domains (or as offered by the associated contributor (as a claimed property). For more information, please read our TERMS OF SERVICE (linked below).

Date added: May/21/2019 | Last time updated: Jan/22/2020
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