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    Coleman County Jail today
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, May 2005

    COLEMAN COUNTY JAIL

    Second County Jail. (first was a small 1879 structure on lawn of courthouse.) Erected in 1890, this building is a good example of Victorian jail architecture with some traces of Romanesque Revival. Belting at ground and second floors a notable detail.

    Lower floor contains living quarters for the jailer. Upper floor houses both maximum and minimum security cells.

    Only one person, a convicted murderer, was ever hanged here.

    Historical Marker information above courtesy of Terry Jeanson)
    Coleman County jail, Coleman Texas
    Coleman County Jail
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2003
    TX - 1884 Coleman County Courthouse and Jail
    1884 Coleman County courthouse and 1890 Jail
    Postcard courtesy THC
    TX - Coleman County Courthouse in 1940
    Coleman County courthouse & Jail
    1940 Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
    TX - 1884 Coleman County Courthouse  old photo
    The 1884 Coleman County courthouse with partial view of the Jail
    1939 Photo Courtesy TXDoT

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