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Goff Jail

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Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Chasity Dean Uhl

The Goff jail is unusual in its construction and doesn’t look like most other cage cells documented. It is meant to hold one person and was housed in the old City Hall building of Goff. At some point after its abandonment, the jail was removed from the city building. In a bid to preserve the piece of history the jail was moved to the property of Gerald and Nancy Swart. The Swarts have an amazing collection of historic items and toys at their Skeezix’s Toy Museum where the jail sits today and can be viewed by appointment only.




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Emily Cowan

Emily is a two-time published author of "Abandoned Oklahoma: Vanishing History of the Sooner State" and "Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World". With over two hundred published articles on our websites. Exploring since 2018 every aspect of this has become a passion for her. From educating, fighting to preserve, writing, and learning about history there is nothing she would rather do.

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10 months ago

[…] This represents many other jails in Kansas such as the cells still existing in Muscotah, Sylvia and Goff. These cells were usually located within old city halls and removed when those buildings were […]

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