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Snyder in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Former Calaboose

 
 
Former Calaboose Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave W, March 26, 2022
1. Former Calaboose Marker
Inscription.  

Prior to 1920’s held rowdies arrested by town constable. After paved roads made the county jail accessible, this structure was moved and sold.

Later, to obtain storage space, the D.R. Layman family swapped a cow for the former Hermleigh calaboose.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
 
Location. 32° 42.374′ N, 100° 53.399′ W. Marker is in Snyder, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is on East Coliseum Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 E Coliseum Dr, Snyder TX 79549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dodson House (a few steps from this marker); Engine No. 5 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Snyder Graveyard (approx. one mile away); R. L. McMullan Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railroad Company (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Baptist Church of Snyder
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Snyder.
 
Former Calaboose Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave W, March 26, 2022
2. Former Calaboose Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2023, by Dave W of Co, Colorado. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2023, by Dave W of Co, Colorado. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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