Hemphill County Jail

Hemphill County Jail (HM1RI7)

Location: Canadian, TX 79014 Hemphill County
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N 35° 54.763', W 100° 22.994'

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Built in 1890. First permanent public building in both town of Canadian and Hemphill County. Erected under administration of E. E. Polly, first county judge.
Ironically, deception plagued construction of this jail, as building contracts were found to be fraudulent and citizens took legal action all the way to the Texas Supreme Court (1889).
In mid-1920s, jail held outlaws from notorious oil boom town of Borger (65 miles southwest).
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
HM NumberHM1RI7
Marker Number2434
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 375191 N 3975151
Decimal Degrees35.91271667, -100.38323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 54.763', W 100° 22.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 54' 45.78" N, 100° 22' 59.64" 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 401-499 E Purcell Ave, Canadian TX 79014, US
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