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Clarksville in Red River County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Red River County Jail

 
 
Red River County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Red River County Jail Marker
Inscription. This building was completed in 1889 as the second jail for Red River County. Architects Maj. S. B. Haggart and Marshall Sanguinet designed the structure as a companion building to the County Courthouse, which had been completed five years earlier. The elaborate high Victorian Italianate styling of the Red River County Jail features finely crafted stonework and intricate metal cornices.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

 
Erected 1982 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10888.)
 
Location. 33° 36.776′ N, 95° 3.135′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Texas, in Red River County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Street and Pecan Street on Madison Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Madison Street, Clarksville TX 75426, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red River Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red River County War Memorial (about 400 feet away); St. Paul Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); The Northern Standard (about 700 feet away); The Rev. William Stevenson
Old Jail Museum - 1889 image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Old Jail Museum - 1889
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Col. Charles DeMorse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stagecoach Stand, C. S. A. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Five Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Red River County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Red River County Jail. (Submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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