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MILLS COUNTY JAIL
1888
Goldthwaite, Texas

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

US 183
Courthouse Square
Goldthwaite TX - 1888 Mills County Jail

The 1888 Mills County Jail
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2010

Mills County Jail

"According to the book "Historic County Jails of Texas" by Edward A. Blackburn Jr., the first county jail for Mills County after the county was organized in 1887, was a wooden building built with 2" by 12" lumber with a flat roof and it sat on the south side of the courthouse square. It was replaced by this limestone jail in 1888, two years before the county's first courthouse was built. It was designed by J. B. Dumas and built by Green and Nichols of Lampasas. A fire damaged the jail in 1911, but it was restored. The county jail was moved in the 1950s and the building is now used by the Chamber of Commerce." - Terry Jeanson, October 10, 2010
Goldthwaite TX - Mills County Jail and longhorns in mural
Mills County Jail and longhorns represented in Goldthwaite mural
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2010
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Mills County Jail, 1888

First structure built by newly organized county, before county seat was chosen.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965
Goldthwaite TX - Mills County Jail historical marker
Mills County Jail Historical marker
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, October 2010
Goldthwaite TX - Mills County
Another view of the Mills County Jail
Photo courtesy Jim & Lou Kinsey, 2003
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