Granbury in Hood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hood County Jailhouse
Second county jail. Celebrated in early local ballad. Built to succeed 1873 log jail at time when lawlessness was rampant.
Main building is Late Victorian in style. Separate stone kitchen was added upon completion. The tall front section was to have a gallows, but no hangings have occurred here. Jail admits some 55 prisoners yearly. "Uncle" Andy Walters, a local character, once locked sheriff in this jail, but left key with judge on way home.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2553.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 32° 26.612′ N, 97° 47.182′ W. Marker is in Granbury, Texas, in Hood County. Marker is on North Crockett Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 North Crockett Street, Granbury TX 76048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Schultz Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); J. F. and J. Nutt Building The Fair (within shouting distance of this marker); Aston-Landers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glenn Brothers' Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardware and Tin Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank (about 300 feet away); Hood County Courthouse (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granbury.
More about this marker. This marker is missing the usual medallion with the seal of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee. Only the plaque containing the marker text remains.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.