First - Terry County Jail - Brownfield, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 33° 10.556 W 102° 16.128
13S E 754668 N 3674113
Quick Description: A 1975 Texas Historical Marker is attached to the county's first jail, donated to the Terry County Heritage Museum in 1974.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/31/2020 4:21:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM13BCK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
Historical Marker:

Terry County, organized in 1904, had no jail facility until this frame structure was erected in 1916 on the southeast corner of the courthouse square. The one-room building with two steel cells was replaced in 1926 by a jail located on the top floor of the new courthouse. This small structure then became property of A. T. Fowler, who moved it to his farm in the 1940s. The outside walls were plastered and the interior used for storage. Given to Terry County Heritage Museum in 1974 by A. T. and Terrell Fowler, the old jail was transferred to this site and restored.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1916

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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