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The Jails


The period I call Victorian (1880 – 1900) was known for a certain type of exuberance – especially when it came to architecture.  Gingerbread comes quickly to mind, as does variations of the Gothic theme.  This exuberance was not lost when the Texas Counties built their jails during this period.  From time to time, we come across examples on our Texas travels.  Many of these are now the community or county museum.

Anderson County

Anderson County Poor Farm Jail

Archer County 

Atascosa County

Austin County

Bandera County

Bastrop County

Bell County

Blanco County

Blanco County (retired – Blanco, TX)

Borden County

Bowie County

Briscoe County

Brown County

Burnet County

Caldwell County

Callahan County

Cameron County

Childress County

Clay County

Colin County

Coleman County

Comanche Jail

Cooke County

Coryell County

Cottle County

Dickens County

Dimmit County

Edwards County

Fayette County

Fisher County

Foard County

Ft. Bend County

Franklin County

Frio County

Gillespie County

Glasscock County

Hale County

Hill County

Hockley County

Hood County

Jasper County

Jim Hogg County

Kendall County

King County

Knox County

Leon County

Live Oak County

Llano County

Mason County

Medina County 

Mills County

Montague County

Motley County

Palo Pinto County

Panola County

Red River County

Robertson County

Runnels County

Sabine County

San Augustine

San Jacinto County

Schleicher County

Scurry County

Shackelford County

Shelby County

Sterling County

Sutton County

Swisher County

Trinity County

Val Verde County

Victoria County

Walker County

Waller County

Wilson County

Young County

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