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Junction in Kimble County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kimble County Jail

 
 
Kimble County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
1. Kimble County Jail Marker
Inscription.  

This building, Kimble County's third jail, was erected in 1892 during the term of Judge W.A. Spencer and Commissioners G.R. Armstrong, J.F. Cowsert, and H.W. McCaleb. Built at a cost of $3,150, the two - foot thick hewn stone walls gave the fortress the reputation for being "As secure as Huntsville State Prison". Among the many prisoners held here was the 1896 killer, Gip Hardin, brother of noted badman John Wesley Hardin.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964
 
Erected 1964 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2892.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 30° 29.402′ N, 99° 45.903′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of North 5th Street and Pecan Street, on the left when traveling south on North 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kimble County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers
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(about 400 feet away); Colonel John Griffith (about 500 feet away); The Junction Eagle (about 500 feet away); Kimble County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Coke R. Stevenson (about 500 feet away); John Sterling Durst (about 500 feet away); Burt M. Fleming Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
Also see . . .  John Wesley Hardin. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 14, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Kimble County Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
2. Kimble County Jail and Marker
The view of the Kimble County Jail from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 31, 2020
3. The view of the Kimble County Jail from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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