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    Old Frio County Jail
    Pearsall, Texas

    Frio Pioneer Jail Museum

    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
    Hwy 81
    At the corner of Pecan and Medina Streets
    by the courthouse square

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    Pearsall TX - Frio County Jail

    Frio Pioneer Jail Museum
    Former Frio County Jail - Oldest Buillding in Pearsall, Texas
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2009

    Historical Marker Text

    Old Frio County Jail

    Oldest building in town. Built in 1884 for $11,000. Style typical of era. Used as jail and jailer's residence until 1967.

    Second story and part of the first housed jail. Two separate cells were added in 1885 for female or juvenile prisoners or for the insane. For years a well on the premises supplied water. During prohibition in early 20th century, confiscated bootleg liquor was stored by law officers in one of cells.

    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark -1970
    Pearsall TX - Frio County Jail historical marker
    Old Frio County Jail Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2009
    Pearsall Chamber of Commerce:
    In the Old Frio County Jail Museum - 830-334-9414.
    Website: http://www.pearsalltexas.com/welcome.htm

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    Pearsall Texas Frio County Jail
    Frio County Jail
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, December 2005
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