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FORMER ARCHER COUNTY JAIL

Archer County Museum
400 West Pecan Street
Archer City, Texas

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Former Archer County jail, Archer City Texas
The former Archer County jail in Archer City
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, October 2003
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Archer County Jail

By 1909 Archer County had outgrown its original jail, a 16-foot square frame building. Construction on this larger facility was completed in Sept. 1910. The sandstone structure was designed with living quarters for the sheriff and his family on the ground floor. The second and third floors had cells and a hanging gallows which was never used. The first prisoner held in this jail was arrested for stealing a horse. More than 8,000 prisoners were jailed here until the county opened a new facility in 1974.
(1985)
Former Archer County jail historical  marker,  Archer City Texas
Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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Archer County Museum, Former Archer County jail, Archer City Texas
Photo courtesy Mike Price, November 2007
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