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Georgetown in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Williamson County Jail

 
 
Williamson County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson
1. Williamson County Jail Marker
Inscription.  In continuous use since 1888. Native limestone. Cost $22,000. Replaced 1848 frame jail, at grand jury request. Financed without a bond issue.

French Bastille styling, unchanged in remodeling, at cost of $40,000 in 1934.
 
Erected 1965 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14481.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 30° 38.415′ N, 97° 40.653′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on West 4th Street near Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 S Main St, Georgetown TX 78626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emzy Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away); H. C. Craig Bulding (approx. 0.2 miles away); M.B. Lockett Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); C.A.D. Clamp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Williamson County Sun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Greenleaf Fisk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Justice John Edward Hickman
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Williamson County Jail. The Williamson County jail was located on the east lawn of the Williamson County Courthouse until October 1888. The new jail, located at 312 Main Street, began accepting prisoners in January 1889. (Submitted on May 15, 2011, by Wayne Ware of Georgetown, Texas.) 
 
Williamson County Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson
2. Williamson County Jail and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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