Cameron in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Milam County Jail of 1895
This structure, designed with Romanesque revival features and stone detailing above the windows, had three main floors and a "hanging tower" equipped with a trap door. The tower was never used for executions because most hangings took place outdoors. The first floor had ten rooms, three for storage and the remainder serving as a residence for the sheriff and his family. The second and third stories consisted of cell blocks for prisoners.
In 1975 a new county jail was constructed, and the Commissioners Court turned this facility over to the Milam County Historical Commission. After renovation, it was opened as a museum in 1977.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14048.)
Location. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East Main Street, Cameron TX 76520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas (a few steps from this marker); Steamboat Washington Landed Here (approx. 2.1 miles away); La Recluta and La Escuelita (approx. 12.5 miles away); Site of the Mission San Ildefonso (approx. 12.9 miles away); Matinee Musical Club (approx. 13.3 miles away); The Kay Theater (approx. 13.4 miles away); Railroads in Rockdale (approx. 13.6 miles away); International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot (approx. 13.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cameron.
Also see . . . Milam County Museum. (Submitted on June 25, 2015.)
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