Jail established in 1912 abandoned after 1990 flood; see what it looks like today
Take a drive and visit the Old Coffee County Jail which has been empty since a flood in 1990 devastated the town. In 1979, Coffee County Sheriff C.F. “Neil” Grantham was shot just outside of the building by a former inmate of the jail. The shooter was Billy Joe Magwood, an angry man with a hit-list of individuals who had supposedly wronged him and Sheriff Grantham was top on the list. If you explore through the building, be aware that the windows that have been installed on the second level love to make a lot of noise when the wind blows and can make your heart skip a beat or two. LOCATION: Elba, AL (31.4127321, -86.0661254)
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