Details for Coleman County Jail

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5083000941


Marker Number 941
Atlas Number 5083000941
Marker Title Coleman County Jail
Index Entry Coleman County Jail
City Coleman
County Coleman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 460076
UTM Northing 3521855
Subject Codes jails and prisons; Romanesque/Richardsonian Romanesque (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location On northeast corner of courthouse square, Commerce at Walnut, Coleman.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Second county jail. (First was a small 1879 structure on lawn of courthouse.) Erected in 1890, this building is a good example of Victorian jail architecture with some traces of Romanesque Revival. Belting at ground and second floors a notable detail. Lower floor contains living quarters for the jailer. Upper floor houses both maximum and minimum security cells. Only one person, a convicted murderer, was ever hanged here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970

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