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Mobeetie in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886

 
 
Old Wheeler County Jail, <small>1886</small> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 Marker
Inscription.  First jail in Panhandle of Texas. Central holding place for badmen. Built at cost of $18,500, including $1200 for a hangman's device put in to meet state requirement. Stone quarried on farm of Emanuel Dubbs, first county judge.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1965 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3834.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 35° 30.605′ N, 100° 26.553′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on Dickerson Street, half a mile south of Texas Highway 152, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Elliot Flagpole (a few steps from this marker); Temple Lea Houston (a few steps from this marker); Emanuel Dubbs (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Willis, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain G. W. Arrington
Old Wheeler County Jail, <small>1886</small> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Mobeetie (approx. half a mile away); Mobeetie Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobeetie.
 
Additional keywords. Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886
 
Old Wheeler County Jail, <small>1886</small> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 4, 2022