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Coldspring in San Jacinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old San Jacinto County Jail

 
 
Old San Jacinto County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 20, 2016
1. Old San Jacinto County Jail Marker
Located at the far right (south) corner of the front of the building
Inscription. Approved by the Commissioners Court in 1886 and completed the following year, this structure served as the San Jacinto County jail until 1980. Interior space included second floor cells and jailer's living quarters on the ground floor. Victorian detailing is reflected in the decorative brickwork and arched windows. The only remaining structure of the original townsite, it now serves as a historic reminder of Coldspring in the 1880s.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 35.768′ N, 95° 7.704′ W. Marker is in Coldspring, Texas, in San Jacinto County. Marker is on Commercial Avenue 0.2 miles north of Byrd Avenue (County Route 1514), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coldspring TX 77331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Jacinto County Jail (a few steps from this marker); Governor George Tyler Wood (approx. mile away); Townsite of Coldspring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Roads in Polk County (approx. 7.8 miles away); Birthplace of Margo Jones
Old San Jacinto County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. Old San Jacinto County Jail
Marker can be seen on the far right of the building
(approx. 13.9 miles away); Locomotive No. 5 (approx. 13.9 miles away); Early Indian Trails (approx. 13.9 miles away); Site of Old Andress Inn (approx. 14 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Coldspring.
 
Regarding Old San Jacinto County Jail. This jail is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016.
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