A limited-edition collectible brass Christmas ornament featuring the old historic Williamson County Jail goes on sale November 8. The cost of the ornament is $20, tax included. The eighth annual ornament sale is a project of the Georgetown Main Street Program.
The old Williamson County Jail at 312 Main Street was built of native limestone in 1888 at a cost of $22,000. The jail served Williamson County continuously from 1888 until 1990. The French Bastille style was unchanged during remodeling in 1934.
The old jail is used for an annual haunted house event each October to benefit the Williamson County Brown Santa program.
Only 300 of the limited-edition ornaments are available. Payments by cash, check, or credit are accepted.
Ornaments may be purchased at the Visitors Center at 103 E. Seventh Street on the downtown Square or at the Georgetown Art Center at 816 S. Main Street. Ornaments typically sell out each year.
All proceeds from the ornament sale fund the Light Up the Square campaign to add more holiday lighting in downtown Georgetown.