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

Wheeler County Jail

 
 
Wheeler County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Wheeler County Jail Marker
Inscription. Built 1909 after county seat moved from historic Old Mobeetie. First sheriff, M. V. Sanders; jailer, J. M. Kezee. Built of concrete and steel. Used 20 years with only 1 prisoner escaping.

Now used for library, museum and county offices.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5780.)
 
Location. 35° 26.654′ N, 100° 16.344′ W. Marker is in Wheeler, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is at the intersection of East Texas Street and Alan L. Bean Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on East Texas Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeler TX 79096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wheeler County (within shouting distance of this marker); Wheeler County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Millie Porter House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wheeler Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Mobeetie Cemetery (approx. 10.2 miles away); Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886
Wheeler County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Wheeler County Jail Marker
(approx. 10.6 miles away); Temple Lea Houston (approx. 10.6 miles away); Frank Willis, Sr. (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheeler.
 
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Wheeler County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Wheeler County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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