Old Eastland County Jail
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGrands
N 32° 24.166 W 098° 49.150
14S E 517005 N 3585095
Quick Description: Located in Eastland, TX at the corner of N Lamar & White, about 1 1/2 blocks north of the current courthouse, next to the Sheriff's Office.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2007 12:57:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM1K0T
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member King of Pennsylvania
Views: 55

Long Description:
The old jail was built in 1897 and in use until 1980. It is now a museum and tours can be arranged through the Sheriff's Office.

Probably the most imfamous prisoner was Marshall Ratliff, The Santa Claus Bank Robber. The Wikipedia web site has the most complete story of the robbery & lynching of Ratliff.
(visit link)

There is a City Marker located across the street marking the spot where Ratliff was hung.
Eastland, TX United States

Open to the public: Yes

Hours: Not listed

Fees?: Not listed

Web link: Not listed

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