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

Hardeman County Jail

 
 
Hardeman County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. Hardeman County Jail Marker
Inscription. This native stone jail building was begun in 1890, when Quanah become Hardeman County Seat, and competed in March 1891. The lower floor housed the sheriff's office and living quarters, while the second floor held prisoner's cells. Malon C. Owens served the longest term as county sheriff in this building, from 1936 to 1964. Jail facilities were relocated in 1973. This structure was renovated by community effort in 1976 for use as museum.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 1977 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2371.)
 
Location. 34° 17.977′ N, 99° 44.473′ W. Marker is in Quanah, Texas, in Hardeman County. Marker is at the intersection of Green Street and 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Green Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Green Street, Quanah TX 79252, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail Arrow (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quanah Parker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hardeman County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Quanah
Hardeman County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Hardeman County Jail
(approx. mile away); Trinity Church of Quanah (approx. mile away); Hardeman County (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Jesse McDonald (approx. 0.8 miles away); W. P. A. Sanitation Project (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quanah.
 
Regarding Hardeman County Jail. Houses the Hardeman County Jail Museum.The museum, on the lower floor, features the history of Quanah and Hardeman County; the upper-floor cells have been left intact. Operated by the Hardeman County Historical Museum & Historical Society.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Hardeman County Jail (side view) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
3. Hardeman County Jail (side view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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