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

Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail

 
 
Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
1. Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail Marker
Inscription. Erected 1877-78 by architects and builders Thomas & Woerner of Fort Worth. Gerard B. Allen of Saint Louis furnished ironwork. Initials on many of the native limestone blocks show masonsí claims to payment for work.
†††††An early prisoner, John Selman, later killed notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin in El Paso.
†††††Superseded 1929 by a new jail, this became vault for archives (1940-68) of playwright Robert Nail.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

 
Erected 1962 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4650.)
 
Location. 32° 43.394′ N, 99° 17.686′ W. Marker is in Albany, Texas, in Shackelford County. Marker can be reached from S. 2nd Street (State Highway 6) east of S. Walnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 S. 2nd St, Albany TX 76430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Rye-Caperton House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Jack Shackelford (about 600 feet away); Shackelford County Courthouse
First Permanent Jail of Shackelford County image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 23, 2016
2. First Permanent Jail of Shackelford County
Marker is mounted on front wall to the left of the door entrance
(about 600 feet away); Shackelford County War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Lt. General Robert Boyd Williams (about 600 feet away); Lt. Colonel William Edwin Dyess (about 600 feet away); Rear Admiral Emory Arden Grantham (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Regarding Shackelford County's First Permanent Jail. The building was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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