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Brownfield in Terry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Terry County's First Jail

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Terry County's First Jail Marker
Inscription. Terry County, organized in 1904, had no jail facility until this frame structure was erected in 1916 on the southeast corner of the courthouse square. The one-room building with two steel cells was replaced in 1926 by a jail located on the top floor of the new courthouse. This small structure then became property of A.T. Fowler, who moved it to his farm in the 1940s. The outside walls were plastered and the interior used for storage. Given to Terry County Heritage Museum in 1974 by A.T. and Terrell Fowler, the old jail was transferred to this site and restored.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5234.)
 
Location. 33° 10.559′ N, 102° 16.131′ W. Marker is in Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is at the intersection of East Cardwell Street and South B Street, on the right when traveling east on East Cardwell Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 East Cardwell Street, Brownfield TX 79316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A.M. Brownfield Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Maids and Matrons Club (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Brownfield
Terry County's First Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Terry County's First Jail Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers (approx. 0.7 miles away); City of Brownfield (approx. mile away); Brownfield Municipal Power Plant (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Brownfield Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownfield.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Terry County's First Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Terry County's First Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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