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Clairemont in Kent County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Kent County Jail

 
 
Old Kent County Jail Marker (Missing Medallion and Plate) image. Click for full size.
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1. Old Kent County Jail Marker (Missing Medallion and Plate)
Inscription. Built, 1894, of red sandstone quarried nearby. Horse and cattle thieves, murderers, moonshiners most common prisoners. One of most difficult West Texas jails from which to escape. No attempted break successful.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 1965 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3756.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 33° 10.057′ N, 100° 45.174′ W. Marker was in Clairemont, Texas, in Kent County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Texas Route 208 and County Road 400. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Jayton TX 79528, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. First National Bank Building (approx. 11.7 miles away); Kent County (approx. 11.8 miles away); Double Mountain Salt Works (approx. 11.8 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 12 miles away); Putoff Canyon (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Texas Escapes on the jail (with photos). (Submitted on July 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Old Kent County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
2. Old Kent County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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