Details for Old Martin County Jail (Atlas Number 5317003762)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5317003762


Marker Number 3762
Atlas Number 5317003762
Marker Title Old Martin County Jail
Index Entry Martin County Jail, Old
Address 300 Saint Joseph St
City Stanton
County Martin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 236558
UTM Northing 3558611
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 300 St. Joseph St., Stanton
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text The cell block of this jail was originally included in the 1885 Martin County Courthouse, built the year after the organization of Martin County when Stanton was known as Marienfeld. When the courthouse was torn down following a 1908 bond election, the cells were retained as the nucleus of this rock jail building. Completed that same year, it included living quarters for the sheriff's family. It later served as a library and museum. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1982