Details for Sterling County Jail (Atlas Number 5431005114)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5431005114


Marker Number 5114
Atlas Number 5431005114
Marker Title Sterling County Jail
Index Entry Sterling County Jail
Address Elm Street
City Sterling City
County Sterling
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 311850
UTM Northing 3523966
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Sterling County Courthouse grounds
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This two-story jail building was constructed in 1912, twenty-one years after the organization of Sterling County. Built by the Southern Structural Steel Co., it is located on property deeded to the county by Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Stewart. Stone for the exterior was quarried locally. The interior includes a downstairs living area for the sheriff and seven cells on the upper floor. An addition to the rear was completed in the 1960s. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980