Located just over 100 miles east of San Antonio, TX is the Old Lavaca County Jail in Halletsville TX. A real small town haunted gem! Super active location, and we can’t wait to get in here!
Built in 1885 on the former site of the D.W. Merritt home, this building served as the Lavaca County Jail until 2005, making it the second-longest continuously operating jail in Texas.
Architects for the building were Dietz & Piper and it was built by the firm Pickett & Mead. The 1885 jail cages on the second floor, were built by P.J. Pauly & Brothers Company.
In 1976, the Mayfield Construction Company of San Antonio enlarged and modified the building, adding newer cells (almost 100 years newer) to the first floor.
Roger Chambers, of Rita, Inc., purchased the building in 2014 with plans to eventually reveal the original building facade through restoration work. Mr. Chambers has purchased several historic properties and many of them are available as filming locations, including the Old Lavaca County Jail.
In 2015, Debra Fawcett became the property manager and began the cleanup and restoration process of the jail. She quickly discovered it was still occupied by a number of spirits including former prisoners and one who she believes to be one of the early sheriffs.
After months of cleanup, she began to allow paranormal groups to visit and investigate the jail. The evidence captured here has been amazing and many groups return multiple times.
Their evidence can be found on youtube (search Old Lavaca County Jail).
- Paranormal investigation 101
- Full night of ghost hunting with the team
- Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Meters,
- Free time to investigate at the end of the night!
- Snacks and drinks provided all night!