Details for 1927 Montague County Jail (Atlas Number 5337000033)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5337000033

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Marker Number 33
Atlas Number 5337000033
Marker Title 1927 Montague County Jail
Index Entry Montague County Jail
Address Courthouse square
City Montague
County Montague
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 618773
UTM Northing 3725569
Subject Codes jails and prisons; institutional buildings
Marker Year 1991
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Southeast corner of courthouse square, Montague.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text The third structure to serve as Montague County Jail, this building was erected by the Southern Prison Company of San Antonio in 1927. The first floor contained living quarters for the jailer and his family, and six prison cells were maintained on the second floor. Used as a jail until a new facility was built in 1980, the building's architectural features include its entry portico, stone cornice, cast stone window sills, and simple tile detailing. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991.