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The old residence for Cole County sheriffs who once lived on-site is located on Monroe Street in Jefferson City.

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Cole County Sheriff’s House has seen a lot of changes over the years

Probably quite a grand perk to the job of county sheriff in the 1930s, the two-story limestone home was built adjacent to his workplace. The Cole County Sheriff’s House was built equal to other prominent homes of the era, like along Moreau Heights, said jail superintendent Russ Bemboom. And the wives often served as cooks for the Cole County jail.


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