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Bellville in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Austin County Jail

 
 
Austin County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, October 28, 2018
1. Austin County Jail Marker
Inscription.  Calling their old jail "unsafe, unfit, and inadequate," the Austin County Court contracted in 1896 with Pauly Jail Building Co. of St. Louis to erect this structure at cost of $19,970. Romanesque Revival style, with crenelated parapets, bartizans, and stone window arches harmonized with the 1886 courthouse, which later burned. The gallows, used only in 1901, have been removed; jailer's quarters have been enlarged; but original exterior is preserved.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1976

Entered in the National Register of Historic Places - 1980
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 244.)
 
Location. 29° 56.965′ N, 96° 15.45′ W. Marker is in Bellville, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bell Street and West Luhn Street, on the right when traveling south on South Bell Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 South Bell Street, Bellville TX 77418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bellville (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Bellville
Austin County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, October 28, 2018
2. Austin County Jail
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bellville Turnverein Pavilion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Austin County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Liedertafel (approx. 12.8 miles away); Early Texas River Steamers (approx. 12.9 miles away); Chappell Hill (approx. 12.9 miles away); Site of Soule University for Boys (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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