Claude in Armstrong County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Armstrong County Jail
The 1894 building had two stories, topped by a dome, and 20-inch walls. So sturdy was it that dangerous convicts from other counties were kept here. Old-timers remember that only three prisoners ever escaped.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 203.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Notable Buildings.
Location. 35° 6.626′ N, 101° 21.606′ W. Marker is in Claude, Texas, in Armstrong County. Marker is at the intersection of West 1st Street (U.S. 287) and Parks Street, on the right when traveling west on West 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 West 1st Street, Claude TX 79019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Early Sheriffs (here, next to this marker); "The Claude News" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Howard Roan (about 500 feet away); The Great Panhandle Indian Scare of 1891 (about 500 feet away); Boy Scout Troop No. 17 (about 500 feet away); Town of Claude (about 500 feet away); Route of Coronado Expedition (about 500 feet away); Dr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Warner (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claude.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.