The 132-year-old Belmont County Heritage Museum, the former sheriff’s residence, and the attached three-story stone jail have been the site of many violent events. The hanging of Thomas Carr occurred on this property. Nathan Brooks, the 17-year-old who murdered his parents in Bellaire, was just one of many criminals who were held here. The Heritage Museum is open for tours, but the County Jail has been closed for years.
“The Devil in Bellaire: The True Story of Nathan Brooks,” is a documentary featuring the satanic true crime case that rattled Bellaire into canceling Halloween.