Quanah in Hardeman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hardeman County Jail
This native stone jail building was begun in 1890, when Quanah become Hardeman County Seat, and competed in March 1891. The lower floor housed the sheriff's office and living quarters, while the second floor held prisoner's cells. Malon C. Owens served the longest term as county sheriff in this building, from 1936 to 1964. Jail facilities were relocated in 1973. This structure was renovated by community effort in 1976 for use as museum.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2371.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1891.
Location. 34° 17.977′ N, 99° 44.473′ W. Marker is in Quanah, Texas, in Hardeman County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Green Street, Quanah TX 79252, 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. Quanah Parker Trail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quanah ParkerHardeman County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Quanah (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinity Church of Quanah (approx. ¼ mile away); Hardeman County (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Jesse McDonald (approx. 0.8 miles away); Medicine Mound Depot (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quanah.
Regarding Hardeman County Jail. Houses the Hardeman County Jail Museum.The museum, on the lower floor, features the history of Quanah and Hardeman County; the upper-floor cells have been left intact. Operated by the Hardeman County Historical Museum & Historical Society.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 310 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.