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

Coleman County Jail

 
 
Coleman County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
1. Coleman County Jail Marker
Inscription. Second county jail. (First was a small 1879 structure on lawn of courthouse.) Erected in 1890, this building is a good example of Victorian jail architecture with some traces of Romanesque Revival. Belting at ground and second floors a notable detail.
     Lower floor contains living quarters for the jailer. Upper floor houses both maximum and minimum security cells.
     Only one person, a convicted murderer, was ever hanged here.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970

 
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 941.)
 
Location. 31° 49.906′ N, 99° 25.374′ W. Marker is in Coleman, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Street and Cottonwood Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the northeast corner of the grounds of the Coleman County Courthouse, mounted on the jail building at its southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Coleman TX 76834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mrs. J.A.B. Miller Public Library Building (within shouting distance of this marker); County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman
Marker at Southwest Corner of Jail Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
2. Marker at Southwest Corner of Jail Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Co. B, 142nd Infantry, 36th Division Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Cattle Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Coleman County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blair House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home Town of Texas Confederate Colonel James E. McCord (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Colorado C.S.A. (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coleman.
 
More about this marker. The building is still being used as a county jail. The marker is located inside a secured fenced area, but is visible from public grounds.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Coleman County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
3. Coleman County Jail
View to southeast from Cottonwood Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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