San Augustine in San Augustine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
San Augustine County Jail
This 1919 County Jailhouse is a two-story rectangular building with symmetrical facades and minimal classical detailing. It was built from portions of an earlier 1882 jail including its bars, pulled from their brick moorings by teams of horses, and jail cells. By the 1950s, additional cells were purchased from San Antonio by Sheriff N.L. Tindall. Originally built of red and buff brick, in 1973, the jail was coated with 2 layers of stucco like concrete which were removed in the 2016 restoration. The building continued to be used as a county jail until 2000. The 1919 jail was named in honor of Sheriff Tindall in 2002.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Official Historical Medallion
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18848.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 31° 31.799′ N, 94° 6.656′ W. Marker is in San Augustine, Texas, in San Augustine County. Marker is on South Harrison Street north of West Main Street, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Augustine TX 75972, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Pinckney Henderson (within shouting distance of this marker); San Augustine County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Major Murry L. Wortham (within shouting distance of this marker); Augus Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Hollis Building (about 400 feet away); Sam Houston in San Augustine (about 500 feet away); Site of Law Office of Kenneth L. Anderson (about 500 feet away); The "Red Lander" Office (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Augustine.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.