Details for Old Stone Prison (Atlas Number 5497003821)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5497003821


Marker Number 3821
Atlas Number 5497003821
Marker Title Old Stone Prison
Index Entry Stone Prison, Old
Address 201 E. Pecan
City Decatur
County Wise
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 631744
UTM Northing 3678019
Subject Codes buildings; jails and prisons
Marker Year 1968
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 201 E. Pecan Street
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text First stone house in Decatur. Erected by prison labor about 1859. Main house was residence of sheriff or deputy. Basement was used as jail. Meals were sent down a dumb-waiter located outside the east end of the house. County sold property in 1888 to A. H. Whitehead. Used as city water works until 1938. Kept as private residence until 1967 when purchased by Wise County Historical Society as museum. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968.