Hood County Jailhouse

Hood County Jailhouse (HM2JSV)

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N 32° 26.612', W 97° 47.182'

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Second county jail. Celebrated in early local ballad. Built to succeed 1873 log jail at time when lawlessness was rampant.

Main building is Late Victorian in style. Separate stone kitchen was added upon completion. The tall front section was to have a gallows, but no hangings have occurred here. Jail admits some 55 prisoners yearly. "Uncle" Andy Walters, a local character, once locked sheriff in this jail, but left key with judge on way home.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970
Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 614082 N 3590247
Decimal Degrees32.44353333, -97.78636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.612', W 97° 47.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 36.72" N, 97° 47' 10.92" W
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