Details for Hardeman County Jail (Atlas Number 5197002371)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5197002371


Marker Number 2371
Atlas Number 5197002371
Marker Title Hardeman County Jail
Index Entry Hardeman County Jail
City Quanah
County Hardeman
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 431808
UTM Northing 3795582
Subject Codes buildings; jails and prisons
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Green Street
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This native stone jail building was begun in 1890, when Quanah become Hardeman County Seat, and competed in March 1891. The lower floor housed the sheriff's office and living quarters, while the second floor held prisoner's cells. Malon C. Owens served the longest term as county sheriff in this building, from 1936 to 1964. Jail facilities were relocated in 1973. This structure was renovated by community effort in 1976 for use as museum. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1977