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Stanton in Martin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Martin County Jail

 
 
Old Martin County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. Old Martin County Jail Marker
Inscription. The cell block of this jail was originally included in the 1885 Martin County Courthouse, built the year after the organization of Martin County when Stanton was known as Marienfeld. When the courthouse was torn down following a 1908 bond election, the cells were retained as the nucleus of this rock jail building. Completed that same year, it included living quarters for the sheriff's family. It later served as a library and museum.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1982
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3762.)
 
Location. 32° 7.884′ N, 101° 47.484′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Texas, in Martin County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and North St Joseph Street, on the left when traveling west on School Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton TX 79782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marienfeld (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanton Church of Christ (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Connell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Stanton
Old Martin County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. Old Martin County Jail Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of St. Joseph's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carmelite Monastery (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. E. Millhollon Ranch House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Midland County's First Producing Oil Well (approx. 15 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Stanton.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Martin County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. Old Martin County Jail
Old Martin County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
4. Old Martin County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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