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Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sutton County Jail

 
 
Sutton County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. Sutton County Jail Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Soon after Sutton County was organized (1890), the commissioners authorized the Pauley Jail Building and Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis to erect this jail. Construction was begun in Feb. 1891 under the supervision of Judge J.L. Dunagan. Completed in Sept. 1891, the two story native stone building had a jailer's residence in addition to cells for lawbreakers. The first prisoner here was gambler and gunman John Denson, a cousin of outlaw John Wesley Hardin.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1975

 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5158.)
 
Location. 30° 34.37′ N, 100° 38.65′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is on East Oak Street west of North Prospect Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel John S. Sutton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Sonora Town Well
Sutton County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
2. Sutton County Jail
(about 300 feet away); George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald (about 300 feet away); Robert Halbert & Battie Halbert (about 300 feet away); The Espy Family (about 300 feet away); David & Serena Estes Adams / James & Cora Vincent Trainer (about 300 feet away); E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken (about 300 feet away); Isaac and Victoria Miers (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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