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Matador in Motley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Motley County Jail

 
 
Motley County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Motley County Jail Marker
Inscription. This 2-story jail was erected in 1891, the year Motley County was organized, after County Judge H. H. Campbell and commissioners Dan Browning, A. B. Cooper, J. J. John and W. E. Power awarded a construction contract to local builders J. F. Aiken and J. T. Cornett. Cells were on the top floor of the structure and jailer's living quarters on the lower level. The first courthouse, also built in 1891, later burned, but this jail remains as a symbol of Motley County's frontier heritage.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1976
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3484.)
 
Location. 34° 0.919′ N, 100° 49.314′ W. Marker is in Matador, Texas, in Motley County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles north of Stewart Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matador TX 79244, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Traweek House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bob's Oil Well (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Motley County Railroad
Motley County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Motley County Jail Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Motley County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Matador Ranch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Whiteflat (approx. 7.4 miles away); Tee Pee City (approx. 10.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matador.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Motley County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Motley County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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