Details for Ernie Wilson Museum (Atlas Number 5441001497)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441001497

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Marker Number 1497
Atlas Number 5441001497
Marker Title Ernie Wilson Museum
Index Entry Ernie Wilson Museum, The
Address FM 89
City Buffalo Gap
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 421909
UTM Northing 3572564
Subject Codes jails and prisons; museums
Marker Year 1962
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location At Buffalo Gap Village, off Highway 89, Buffalo Gap
Marker Size 20" x 20"
Marker Text Located in Taylor County's historic first courthouse and jail. Although Taylor County was organized in July 1868, the building was not completed until May 20, 1880, because of Indian scares and lack of funds. Scene of frequent jail breaks, lynching. Note cannon balls (marked by arrows) keying limestone blocks. (1964)