Details for Old Kent County Jail (Atlas Number 5263003756)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5263003756


Marker Number 3756
Atlas Number 5263003756
Marker Title Old Kent County Jail
Index Entry Kent County Jail
City Clairemont
County Kent
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 336496
UTM Northing 3671173
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location junction of US 380 and SH 208, Clairemont
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built, 1894, of red sandstone quarried nearby. Horse and cattle thieves, murderers, moonshiners most common prisoners. One of most difficult West Texas jails from which to escape. No attempted break successful. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965