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MENARD COUNTY JAIL
Menard, Texas

by Terry Jeanson
Menard County Jail, Texas
The 1871 former Menard County jail on San Saba Avenue
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, September 2007

Menard County Jail

The 1871 Menard County jail on San Saba Avenue.

According to the book "Wanted: Historic County Jails of Texas" by Edward A. Blackburn, Jr., this was Menard County's first jail. The first floor had a store in front with the jail at the back. The second floor, accessed only by an outside stairway on the west wall, was the courtroom. Behind the courtroom was the trapdoor to the dungeon-type cell below. The jail is now a private residence.- Terry Jeanson, September 2007
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