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COLEMAN COUNTY JAIL

Coleman, Texas

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Coleman county jail, Texas
Coleman County Jail today
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, May 2005


COLEMAN COUNTY JAIL

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.


Historical Marker information above courtesy of Terry Jeanson)


Coleman County jail, Coleman Texas
Coleman County Jail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2003


TX - 1884 Coleman County Courthouse and Jail
1884 Coleman County courthouse and 1890 Jail
Postcard courtesy THC


TX - Coleman County Courthouse in 1940
Coleman County courthouse & Jail
1940 Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/


TX - 1884 Coleman County Courthouse  old photo
The 1884 Coleman County courthouse with partial view of the Jail
1939 Photo Courtesy TXDoT

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