Details for Hill County Jail

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5217002482


Marker Number 2482
Atlas Number 5217002482
Marker Title Hill County Jail
Index Entry Hill County Jail
Address 120 North Waco
City Hillsboro
County Hill
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 676657
UTM Northing 3543390
Subject Codes jails and prisons; Victorian (architectural term); design and construction
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 120 North Waco, Hillsboro
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Constructed in 1893, this building serves as the third jail for Hill County. It was designed by W. C. Dodson of Waco, architect of the Hill County Courthouse, and built by the Brown County firm of Lovell and Wood. The brick and limestone structure reflects influences of the Victorian and medieval revival styles. Interior space includes living quarters in the front for the sheriff and jailer. Steel-clad prisoner cells are located in the back section. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981

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