Silverton in Briscoe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Briscoe County Jail
Early day sheriff's families rented it as residence.
Lower floor was used by Red Cross workers, for sewing, during World War I.
This jail stands as the lasting reminder of what courage and dedication mean in preserving law, order and integrity in Briscoe County.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Erected 1967 by State Historic Survey Committee. (Marker Number 513.)
Location. 34° 28.438′ N, 101° 18.179′ W. Marker is in Silverton, Texas, in Briscoe County. Marker is on Lone Star Street east of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at northeast corner of Courthouse Square. Marker is in this post office area: Silverton TX 79257, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Briscoe County (within shouting distance of this marker); Miner Crawford (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church of Silverton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleasant Lafayette Crawford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Silverton William Moten Vaughan (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Celtic Post Office (approx. 8.2 miles away); Archeological Sites at Mackenzie Reservoir and Tule Canyon (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silverton.
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