Corsicana City Jail of 1908

Corsicana City Jail of 1908 (HM153S)

Location: Corsicana, TX 75110 Navarro County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 5.611', W 96° 27.945'

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The city's first brick jail, this structure was erected in 1908 adjacent to the city hall on a lot purchased from Rebecca A. Croft, widow of Judge William Croft. On the lower floor were cells and on the top floor the police chief's office, occupied by Will S. Knight, Corsicana's first police chief, 1906-36. His office was moved to the new city hall in 1924 and two more cells added. The facilities were heated by gas in the winter and at times were crowded with as many as 80 prisoners. This building housed the city jail until 1974.
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HM NumberHM153S
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Marker Number11606
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 739164 N 3553612
Decimal Degrees32.09351667, -96.46575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.611', W 96° 27.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 36.66" N, 96° 27' 56.70" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 W 5th Ave, Corsicana TX 75110, US
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