The Morgan County Dungeon was
discovered in 1964 during excavation for the present sheriff's office and
jail. Located beneath the basement in the old jail, the dungeon
contained several artifacts and is a stark reminder of how criminals
were dealt with in the 19th century. Prisoners convicted of rioting,
larceny and adultery in Morgan County between 1833 and 1839 were
confined to the dungeon. The dungeon is located on Main Street in
Malta, Ohio, adjacent to the Rock Hollow School.