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Graham in Young County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Young County Jail

(1878-1921)

 
 
The Young County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 6, 2022
1. The Young County Jail Marker
Inscription.  This jail was built with two stories in 1878. The jailer lived downstairs, and above were two cells - one with a steel cage for maximum security. There were many dramatic jailbreaks, with lives lost on both sides of the law. In 1881, killer Jack Post, the only man legally hanged in this county, rode from the jail astride his coffin. The five Marlow Brothers broke out in 1888, causing a major shootout and manhunt. The property was phased out as a jail in 1921, and saw many changes in use and appearance before being bought by Kelly B. King in 1975.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5457.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 33° 6.411′ N, 98° 35.327′ W. Marker is in Graham, Texas, in Young County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Echo Street, on the left when traveling west on 4th Street. The marker is located on the left side of the front entrance to the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 608 4th Street, Graham TX 76450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Standpipe Mountain (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Young County Armed Forces Memorial (about 400 feet away); Hero (about 400 feet away); To the Confederate Soldiers Of Young County (about 500 feet away); Site of Third County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); First National Bank in Graham (about 700 feet away); Graham Post Office (about 700 feet away); An 1890 Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Graham.
 
The Young County Jail Marker on the front door image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 6, 2022
2. The Young County Jail Marker on the front door
The view of the Young County Jail Marker from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 6, 2022
3. The view of the Young County Jail Marker from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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