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Kent County Texas Historical Markers

 
Old Kent County Jail image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2017
Old Kent County Jail
Texas (Kent County), Clairemont — 3756 — Old Kent County Jail
Built, 1894, of red sandstone quarried nearby. Horse and cattle thieves, murderers, moonshiners most common prisoners. One of most difficult West Texas jails from which to escape. No attempted break successful. Recorded Texas Historic . . . — Map (db m105240) HM
Texas (Kent County), Jayton — 1259 — Double Mountain Salt Works (on Brazos River)
On Indian-infested frontier 125 miles beyond Fort Belknap and outer settlements. Northernmost business in Confederate Texas. Established at great risk, to obtain salt, scarce during Civil War and vitally needed to cure meat, season food, cure hides . . . — Map (db m105239) HM
Texas (Kent County), Jayton — 11993 — First National Bank Building
An excellent example of early 20th century classical revival style, the First National Bank of Jayton was erected about 1912 by descendants of early Kent County pioneers. Classical features of the edifice, such as the polished granite Ionic columns, . . . — Map (db m105237) HM
Texas (Kent County), Jayton — 2926 — Kent County
. . . — Map (db m105181) HM
Texas (Kent County), Jayton — 4139 — Putoff Canyon (East of here)
Named for a Mr. Putoff, early settler. In region of Salt Water, canyon was noted for its freshwater spring "strong enough to swim a horse". Area was a resort, 1900-1914, for many artists. Western writer Zane Grey used region as setting for his novel . . . — Map (db m105235) HM
Texas (Kent County), Jayton — Quanah Parker Trail Texas Plains Trail Region
Comanches traveled trails in Kent Co., NE to Croton Salt, S to Old Mexico and to evade U.S. Cavalry. Arrow sculptor: Charles A. Smith — Map (db m105234) HM

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