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Archer City in Archer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Archer County Jail

 
 
Archer County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
1. Archer County Jail Marker
Inscription.  By 1909 Archer County had outgrown its original jail, a 16-foot square frame building. Construction on this larger facility was completed in Sept. 1910. The sandstone structure was designed with living quarters for the sheriff and his family on the ground floor. The second and third floors had cells and a hanging gallows which was never used. The first prisoner held in this jail was arrested for stealing a horse. More than 8,000 prisoners were jailed here until the county opened a new facility in 1974.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 193.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1910.
 
Location. 33° 35.787′ N, 98° 37.46′ W. Marker is in Archer City, Texas, in Archer County. Marker is at the intersection of East Pecan Street and North Sycamore Street, on the right when traveling west on East Pecan Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 229 East Pecan Street, Archer City TX 76351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Cureton, C.S.A. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
Archer County Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
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line); A Jesse James Hideout (about 600 feet away); Archer County Discovery Well (about 600 feet away); Sheriff E. Harrison Ikard (about 600 feet away); Archer County Copper Mines (approx. 5.9 miles away); Archer County (approx. 6 miles away); Extinct Town of Anarene (approx. 8.1 miles away); In Vicinity of French Trading Area (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archer City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.

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Jun. 28, 2022