Details for Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail (Atlas Number 5417004650)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5417004650


Marker Number 4650
Atlas Number 5417004650
Marker Title Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail
Index Entry Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail
Address S. 2nd Street
City Albany
County Shackelford
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 472391
UTM Northing 3620595
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location South 2nd Street, Albany
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Erected 1877-78 by architects and builders Thomas & Woerner of Fort Worth. Gerard B. Allen of St. Louis furnished ironwork. Initials on many of the native limestone blocks show masons' claims to payment for work. An early prisoner, John Selman, later killed notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin in El Paso. Superseded 1929 by a new jail, this became vault for archives (1940-68) of playwright Robert Nail. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1962.