Armstrong County Jail Historical

Armstrong County Jail Historical (HM1TQ6)

Location: Claude, TX 79019 Armstrong County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 6.626', W 101° 21.606'

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Erected in 1953, this building is constructed of stone used to build the first masonry jail in Armstrong County, 1894. Stone for the structure (which replaced a primitive, frame "calaboose") was quarried 14 miles south at Dripping Springs in Palo Duro Canyon and then hauled here in wagons driven by local citizens. The rock was cut at this site.

The 1894 building had two stories, topped by a dome, and 20-inch walls. So sturdy was it that dangerous convicts from other counties were kept here. Old-timers remember that only three prisoners ever escaped.
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HM NumberHM1TQ6
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Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 284905 N 3887838
Decimal Degrees35.11043333, -101.36010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.626', W 101° 21.606'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 37.56" N, 101° 21' 36.36" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 1st St, Claude TX 79019, US
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