Details for Old Frio County Jail (Atlas Number 5163003733)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5163003733


Marker Number 3733
Atlas Number 5163003733
Marker Title Old Frio County Jail
Index Entry Frio County Jail, Old
City Pearsall
County Frio
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 490908
UTM Northing 3195525
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location adjacent to courthouse square, Highway 81, Pearsall
Marker Size RTHL medallion and plate
Marker Text Oldest building in town. Built in 1884 for $11,000. Style typical of era. Used as jail and jailer's residence until 1967. Second story and part of the first housed jail. Two separate cells were added in 1885 for female or juvenile prisoners or for the insane. For years a well on the premises supplied water. During prohibition in early 20th century, confiscated bootleg liquor was stored by law officers in one of cells. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark--1970.