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SAN JACINTO COUNTY JAIL
Coldspring, Texas

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

North of FM 1514 on Slade St.

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San Jacinto County jail, Coldspring Texas
San Jacinto County Jail in Coldspring
Photo courtesy LouAnn Herda, June 2002
Historical Marker Text:

San Jacinto County Jail

Noted for rare but never used hangman's trap. Second jail for San Jacinto County which was organized 1871, this structure was built in 1887 by L. T. Noyes of Houston. Later, the Southern Structural Steel Company of San Antonio installed cells and the unusual execution device. That firm also built annex in 1911. In 1915 San Jacinto County's frame courthouse burned. When a new brick courthouse was built a quarter-mile to the southwest, axis of the town shifted from area of the jail, which still serves its official role.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982

Historical Marker Text:

Old San Jacinto County Jail

Approved by the Commissioners Court in 1886 and completed the following year, this structure served as the San Jacinto County Jail until 1980. Interior space included second floor cells and jailer's living quarters on the ground floor. Victorian detailing is reflected in the decorative brickwork and arched windows. The only remaining structure of the original townsite, it now serves as a historic reminder of Coldspring in the 1880s.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982
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