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    Blanco TX - 1877 Blanco County Jail
    "The jail today. It sits behind the Uptown Blanco Restaurant on Main Street, across from the old courthouse." - Terry Jeanson July, 2011

    Old Blanco County Jail

    Built in 1877, the old Blanco County Jail still stands behind commercial buildings on the west side of the square. The 18x14 limestone structure features two small barred windows and an iron ring to chain unruly prisoners.
    - From text of card below photo of jail in the old courthouse.
    Blanco TX - 1877 Blanco County Jail
    "This photo of the 1877 jail in Blanco is hanging inside the old courthouse." - Terry Jeanson, July 2011
    Blanco TX -  Old Blanco County Jail
    "Card below the photo. According to the book "Wanted: Historic County Jails of Texas" by Edward A. Blackburn Jr., the cells from this jail were removed and taken to Johnson City when the county seat was relocated there." - Terry Jeanson
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