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Van Horn in Culberson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Original Culberson County Jail

 
 
Original Culberson County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. Original Culberson County Jail Marker
Inscription. In order to provide local law enforcement in the wake of Mexican bandit attacks, Culberson County was organized in 1911. The following year the county commissioners accepted plans for construction of this red brick jail. Although prisoners at times dug through the brick walls, the structure was used until a new courthouse which included a jail was completed in 1964.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979

 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7932.)
 
Location. 31° 2.583′ N, 104° 49.726′ W. Marker is in Van Horn, Texas, in Culberson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East 3rd Street and Culberson Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the south side of the building on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Van Horn TX 79855, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel David Culberson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Antonio-California Trail
Original Culberson County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Original Culberson County Jail Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Culberson County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Van Horn Wells (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Original Culberson County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Original Culberson County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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