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Snyder in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Scurry County Jail of 1912

 
 
Scurry County Jail of 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Scurry County Jail of 1912 Marker
Inscription.  In 1911 the commissioners court of Scurry County presented plans for a new jail, since the two previous jail houses (built in 1884 and 1886) had proven insufficient for the county's needs. Land at this site was purchased with bond money, and the brick building was completed, using local labor, in 1912. The first floor housed the jailer and his family, while the prisoners cells and a hospital occupied the second and third stories. A trapdoor was included for use as a hanging gallows. This jail served the citizens of Scurry County for over sixty years.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4620.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 32° 42.862′ N, 100° 55.115′ W. Marker is in Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is on College Avenue south of 27th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Snyder TX 79549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Church
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(about 400 feet away); The Press in Snyder (about 700 feet away); Santa Fe Railway in Scurry County (about 700 feet away); Site of Store of William Henry "Pete" Snyder (about 700 feet away); Site of Sanitarium of Alonzo Orrin Scarborough (about 700 feet away); Site of The MacKenzie Trail (about 800 feet away); First Baptist Church of Snyder (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
 
Scurry County Jail of 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Scurry County Jail of 1912 Marker
Scurry County Jail of 1912 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Scurry County Jail of 1912
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 19, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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