Briscoe County Jail Historical

Briscoe County Jail Historical (HM1VUH)

Location: Silverton, TX 79257 Briscoe County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 28.438', W 101° 18.179'

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Built 1894 of handcut stone hauled here by horse-drawn wagons from Tule Canyon.
Early day sheriff's families rented it as residence.
Lower floor was used by Red Cross workers, for sewing, during World War I.
This jail stands as the lasting reminder of what courage and dedication mean in preserving law, order and integrity in Briscoe County.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
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Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historic Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 288492 N 3817117
Decimal Degrees34.47396667, -101.30298333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 28.438', W 101° 18.179'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 28' 26.28" N, 101° 18' 10.74" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-256, Silverton TX 79257, US
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