Details for Old Wheeler County Jail

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5483003834


Marker Number 3834
Atlas Number 5483003834
Marker Title Old Wheeler County Jail
Index Entry Wheeler County Jail, Old
Address SH 152
City Mobeetie
County Wheeler
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 369178
UTM Northing 3930589
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location In front of old jail in Old Mobeetie, south of S.H. 152
Marker Size 14" x 9"
Marker Text First jail in Panhandle of Texas. Central holding place for badmen. Built at cost of $18,500, including $1200 for a hangman's device put in to meet state requirement. Stone quarried on farm of Emanuel Dubbs, first county judge. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965)

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