The Meade County Jail

Meade County Messenger

April 18th and May 23rd, 1906

Woolfolk Family Papers

 

You are dining in what once was the old Meade County Jail. The brick structure

remains just as it did when it closed in the mid 70's.

 

The Jail, built in 1906 housed many unsavory characters throughout it's years.

One of the most notable was Hank Williams, Sr. Another notable name that

passed through this

area of Meade County was John Hunt Morgan (Morgan's Raiders). Outlaws Jesse

and Frank James were guests of the Old Meade County Hotel on Main Street,

which was present in the 1800's.

 

We do have some inmates that have decided to not leave. One being dubbed

Bigsby

seems to still roam the jail. From time to time you might just see or hear things

that can't be explained. If you do experience something, please let us know. We

love to

hear the stories.

 

Be sure to walk around and soak in all the history that our

restaurant has to offer!!!