You Can Own Your Own Jail

How would you like to own your very own jail? Well, there is one for sale in Bledsoe County. As of 2008, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Bledsoe County Commission voted in July to put the jail built in 1851 and closed 16 years ago up for sale.

Interested parties can send sealed offers to the Bledsoe County Mayor’s office by Aug. 21 with a minimum bid requirement of at least $300,000. The county mayor’s office is at 3150 Main St., and the mailing address is P.O Box 149, Pikeville, Tennessee, 37367.

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