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SHACKELFORD COUNTY JAIL
Albany, Texas

Shackelford County Jail, Albany Texas
Shackelford County Jail
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, May 2005

SHACKELFORD COUNTY JAIL

Erected 1877-78 by Architects Thomas & Woerner of Fort Worth. Gerard B. Allen of Saint Louis furnished ironwork. Initials on many of the native limestone blocks show masons' claims to payment for work.

An early prisoner, John Selman, later killed notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin in El Paso.

Superseded 1929 by a new jail, this became vault for archives (1940-68) of playwright Robert Nail.

Historical Marker information above courtesy of Terry Jeanson.
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