Details for Briscoe County Jail (Atlas Number 5045000513)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5045000513


Marker Number 513
Atlas Number 5045000513
Marker Title Briscoe County Jail
Index Entry Briscoe County Jail
Address 415 Main St
City Silverton
County Briscoe
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 288504
UTM Northing 3817027
Subject Codes buildings; jails and prisons
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location At northeast corner of Courthouse Square, SH 207, Silverton
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built 1894 of handcut stone hauled here by horse-drawn wagons from Tule Canyon. Early day sheriff's families rented it as residence.Lower floor was used by Red Cross workers, for sewing, during World War I. This jail stands as the lasting reminder of what courage and dedication mean in preserving law, order and integrity in Briscoe County. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967