LOOOOOOOVE this website Ė just love it!
Because of your excellent Milam County Jail Ghost story I went to
County Jail and youíre right! There is most definitely a ghost
in there! We were the only visitors there that day, yet the entire
time we were there, we kept hearing footsteps, sometimes pacing, sometimes
RACING, up and down the spiral staircase and around and around the
cell blocks. My friend and I fully expected to come to a face-to-face
encounter with other visitors, what with all the racket going on in
there, but like I said, it turned out we were the only visitors there
at that time.
This Milam County Jail visit has led me to other jail museums. I have
now been to so many jail museums in Texas I canít keep count, but
the catalyst for all these jail museum visits was most definitely
reading about your Milam County Jail Ghost story.
There is an EXCELLENT jail museum in Brady,
TX. Here is a wonderful and informative link for the McCullough
There is another jail museum in Carthage
Texas, the Panola County jail of 1891. Hereís a link for this
It was your own Gonzales
County Courthouse: Legend of the Courthouse Clock that led me
to visit the most excellent Gonzales
Old Jail Museum. Hereís a link for that one: http://www.gonzalestexas.com/attractions.htm
I do believe that place is haunted too.
Next I uncovered a jail museum in La
Grange Ė the Fayette
County Jail Museum and La Grange Chamber of Commerce are housed
together in the old
jail building. Hereís a link for that one:
The jail museum in Lockhart
I have visited as well. That place is haunted too! It seems so many
of these old jail museums are haunted.
The museum at Fort
Clark Springs is the Guardhouse Museum, which I didnít realize
until I went there and actually walked inside of the museum, that
Guardhouse translates into Jail. http://www.fortclark.com/museum/index.htm
This is a MOST EXCELLENT jail museum if I ever saw one!
The last one I want to mention is Fort Martin Scott in Fredericksburg.
http://www.fortmartinscott.com There isnít much left of this fort,
presently there are about 5 buildings on the site of the old fort.
Four out of five buildings are replicas. The lone building with the
distinction of being original is the Guardhouse. You can walk inside
the Guardhouse at Fort Martin Scott. It is the old jail, itís very
old (it was included on a map drawn in 1853), and still intact. So,
thatís another excellent early jail example that is open to the public.
Fort Martin Scott does not charge a dime to visit their site.
It was because of your website, Texas Escapes, that I first started
going to jail museums and I am an absolute FANATIC about it! I hope
you will find these links useful. Thank you for letting me share some
of my jail museum stories with you.
- Shannan Yarbrough, Fredericksburg Chamber Assistant, March 11, 2005
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