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Hartley County Jail

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Channing TX - 1906 Hartley County Jail
The 1906 Hartley County jail in Channing
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008

The Current Hartley County Jail - Channing

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Built 1906
"The current Hartley County jail was built at the same time as the current courthouse and with the same materials. It is still in use today.

The privately owned 1892 brick and sandstone jail in the first county seat of Hartley also still stands." - Terry Jeanson, March, 2008
Hartley County jail summer scene
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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First Hartley County Jail - Hartley

Once had historical marker:
"Built 1892, during land boom.
Has not been used as jail since 1903.
(Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966)"

Privately owned.
Hartley Tx - Former Hartley County Jail
First Hartley County Jail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Hartley Tx - Former Hartley County Jail
Historical landmark fallen into disrepair
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
Hartley Tx - Former Hartley County Jail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson , July 2009
Hartley Tx - Former Hartley County Jail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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Hartley County Courthouse
Channing TX - 1906 Hartley County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2008
Historical Marker Texas
Location - Channing
Hartley County Courthouse
Hartley County was created in January 1891, and an election held that year designated the town of Hartley as county seat. A frame courthouse was built on the town square. In October 1896, largely due to XIT Ranch interests, a second election was held which resulted in the removal of the county seat to Channing. The frame courthouse was dismantled and moved to the new county seat, where it was reconstructed.

In May 1905 the commissioners court approved the construction of a new courthouse. Contracts were awarded to Solan & Wickens, contractors, and O. G. Roquemore, architect. The 2-story, structure was completed in October 1906 at a cost of $10,525. The beaux arts style building features a triumphal arch on the front facade, native sandstone base, and Roman Ionic paired columns. When completed, the top story provided a courtroom and two offices, and there were five offices and a lobby on the first floor. At the time of construction, the building was served by its own water well and lighting system. A vault was added to the county clerk's office in 1927. A second vault and jury dormitories were built in 1935.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1987.
1936 Centennial Highway Marker
Location: Hartley - U.S. 87
Hartley County
Formed from Young and Bexar territories: Created, August 21, 1876. Organized, February 5, 1891. Named in honor of two brothers, Oliver Cromwell and Rufus K. Hartley. Distinguished members of the Texas Bar. Hartley, the county seat.
(1936)
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