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Van Horn in Culberson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Original Culberson County Jail

 
 
Original Culberson County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. Original Culberson County Jail Marker
Inscription.  In order to provide local law enforcement in the wake of Mexican bandit attacks, Culberson County was organized in 1911. The following year the county commissioners accepted plans for construction of this red brick jail. Although prisoners at times dug through the brick walls, the structure was used until a new courthouse which included a jail was completed in 1964.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1979

 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7932.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 31° 2.583′ N, 104° 49.726′ W. Marker is in Van Horn, Texas, in Culberson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East 3rd Street and Culberson Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is on the south side of the building on the southwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Van Horn TX 79855, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel David Culberson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Culberson County Veterans Memorial
Original Culberson County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Original Culberson County Jail Marker
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(about 700 feet away); Van Horn Veterans Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); Clark Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Van Horn Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Culberson County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Van Horn Wells (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Van Horn.
 
Original Culberson County Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Original Culberson County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 1, 2022