Details for Motley County Jail (Atlas Number 5345003484)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5345003484


Marker Number 3484
Atlas Number 5345003484
Marker Title Motley County Jail
Index Entry Motley County Jail
Address Stewart St. (FM 94)
City Matador
County Motley
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 331770
UTM Northing 3765356
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1976
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Stewart Street (FM 94), Matador
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This 2-story jail was erected in 1891, the year Motley County was organized, after County Judge H. H. Campbell and commissioners Dan Browning, A. B. Cooper, J. J. John and W. E. Power awarded a construction contract to local builders J. F. Aiken and J. T. Cornett. Cells were on the top floor of the structure and jailer's living quarters on the lower level. The first courthouse, also built in 1891, later burned, but this jail remains as a symbol of Motley County's frontier heritage. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1976