Details for Sutton County Jail (Atlas Number 5435005158)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5435005158


Marker Number 5158
Atlas Number 5435005158
Marker Title Sutton County Jail
Index Entry Sutton County Jail
Address Water & Main St.
City Sonora
County Sutton
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 342280
UTM Northing 3383264
Subject Codes jails and prisons; design and construction
Marker Year 1975
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Courthouse Square; Corner of Water and Main Streets, Sonora
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Soon after Sutton County was organized (1890), the commissioners authorized the Pauley Jail Building and Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis to erect this jail. Construction was begun in Feb. 1891 under the supervision of Judge J. L. Dunagan. Completed in Sept. 1891, the two story native stone building had a jailer's residence in addition to cells for lawbreakers. The first prisoner here was gambler and gunman John Denson, a cousin of outlaw John Wesley Hardin. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1975