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313 W. 1st Street,
DeRidder, LA 70634

Property Description

Completed in 1915. Added to the National Historic Register in 1981. Celebrated in the song "The Hangman's Jail", the lockup was the location of a double execution in 1928. The jail and courthouse are connected by a tunnel used to transport prisoners out of public view.

Built in 1914, the Gothic Jail also known as the Hanging Jail was the site of public executions.  Photo credit Norman Strickland
Built in 1914, the Gothic Jail also known as the Hanging Jail was the site of public executions. Photo credit Norman Strickland
Amenities
Category
  • Historical Museum
Discounts
  • Military Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
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Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages