Fort Griffin Civil Jail

Fort Griffin Civil Jail (HM1RHO)

Location: Throckmorton, TX 76483 Shackelford County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 55.983', W 99° 13.737'

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This structure was the jail used in the town of Fort Griffin near the United States Army post of Fort Griffin which defended the frontier from 1867 to 1881. During this period lawlessness was common in the town. Citizens built this thick-walled jail in 1878, although a conspicuous stone bears an earlier date. Gamblers, trail drivers, buffalo hunters, and skinners were frequently held here, as many as 18 at one time. Used as a cowshed after the 1880s.
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Marker Number1987
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 478596 N 3643888
Decimal Degrees32.93305000, -99.22895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 55.983', W 99° 13.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 55' 58.98" N, 99° 13' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Co Rd 188, Throckmorton TX 76483, US
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