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Coldspring in San Jacinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old San Jacinto County Jail

 
 
Old San Jacinto County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 20, 2016
1. Old San Jacinto County Jail Marker
Located at the far right (south) corner of the front of the building
Inscription.  Approved by the Commissioners Court in 1886 and completed the following year, this structure served as the San Jacinto County jail until 1980. Interior space included second floor cells and jailer's living quarters on the ground floor. Victorian detailing is reflected in the decorative brickwork and arched windows. The only remaining structure of the original townsite, it now serves as a historic reminder of Coldspring in the 1880s.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 35.768′ N, 95° 7.704′ W. Marker is in Coldspring, Texas, in San Jacinto County. Marker is on Commercial Avenue 0.2 miles north of Byrd Avenue (County Route 1514), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coldspring TX 77331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Jacinto County Jail (a few steps from this marker); Laurel Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); General James Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Moriah Lodge No. 37, A.F. & A.M.
Old San Jacinto County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. Old San Jacinto County Jail
Marker can be seen on the far right of the building
(approx. ¼ mile away); San Jacinto County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Governor George Tyler Wood (approx. ¼ mile away); Townsite of Coldspring (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coldspring Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldspring.
 
Regarding Old San Jacinto County Jail. This jail is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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