Details for Kimble County Jail (Atlas Number 5267002892)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5267002892

Data

Marker Number 2892
Atlas Number 5267002892
Marker Title Kimble County Jail
Index Entry Kimble County Jail
Address
City Junction
County Kimble
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 426623
UTM Northing 3373351
Subject Codes buildings; outlaws; jails and prisons
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location N. 5th and Pecan St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text THIS BUILDING, KIMBLE COUNTY'S THIRD JAIL, WAS ERECTED IN 1892 DURING THE TERM OF JUDGE W. A. SPENCER AND COMMISSIONERS G. R. ARMSTRONG, J. F.COWSERT, AND H. W. McCALEB. BUILT AT A COST OF $3,150, THE TWO-FOOT THICK HEWN STONE WALLS GAVE THE FORTRESS THE REPUTATION FOR BEING "AS SECURE AS HUNTSVILLE STATE PRISON". AMONG THE MANY PRISONERS HELD HERE WAS THE 1896 KILLER, GIP HARDIN, BROTHER OF NOTED BADMAN JOHN WESLEY HARDIN. RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK - 1964