Details for Old Panola County Jail (Atlas Number 5365010838)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5365010838


Marker Number 10838
Atlas Number 5365010838
Marker Title Old Panola County Jail
Index Entry Panola County Jail
Address 213 N. Shelby
City Carthage
County Panola
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 373849
UTM Northing 3558733
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 213 N. Shelby, Carthage
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Designed by J. N. Carnes and completed in 1891, this structure served as the Panola County Jail for sixty-two years. The two-story brick building exhibits Italianate and Romanesque style influences and features a symmetrical facade with projecting tower, arched openings, and corbelled detailing. It was used as a city jail from 1953 to 1965. A restoration project begun in 1988 converted it to a community museum and historical center. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967