Cameron in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Milam County Jail of 1895
This structure, designed with Romanesque revival features and stone detailing above the windows, had three main floors and a "hanging tower" equipped with a trap door. The tower was never used for executions because most hangings took place outdoors. The first floor had ten rooms, three for storage and the remainder serving as a residence for the sheriff and his family. The second and third stories consisted of cell blocks for prisoners.
In 1975 a new county jail was constructed, and the Commissioners Court turned this facility over to the Milam County Historical Commission. After renovation, it was opened as a museum in 1977.
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14048.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 East Main Street, Cameron TX 76520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas (a few steps from this marker); Steamboat Washington Landed Here (approx. 2.1 miles away); Saint Michael's Catholic Church (approx. 11½ miles away); La Recluta and La Escuelita (approx. 12½ miles away); Sharp Presbyterian Church (approx. 12.9 miles away); Site of the Mission San Ildefonso (approx. 12.9 miles away); Matinee Musical Club (approx. 13.3 miles away); The Kay Theater (approx. 13.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cameron.
Also see . . . Milam County Museum. (Submitted on June 25, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 24, 2015, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.