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Sabine County Jail

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Location:
Hwy 87, on Sabine County Courthouse grounds
Hemphill, Texas

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"Texasí oldest remaining gallows, still in place after nearly 100 years, is in the four-cell jail of the Sabine County Jail in Hemphill. The gallows, however, havenít been used in eighty years."
- From Here and There, "Bob Bowman's East Texas" Column

Sabine County Jail Historical Marker
Hemphill TX - Former Sabine County Jail
Former Sabine County Jail in Hemphill
Sabine County Courhouse visible at left

Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Historical Marker Text

Sabine County Jail

Sabine County Commissioners contracted for this two-story Victorian jail building in 1903. It was completed the following year during the county judgeship of James T. Peace. Bricks for the exterior were supplied from the local kiln of Henry Huffman. The original interior space, which included an area for hangings, was remodeled in 1925 by the Southern Steel Company of San Antonio. W. H. Davidson was county judge at the time.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
1980
Hemphill TX - Sabine County Jail historical marker
Sabine County Jail historical marker
Photo courtesy Gerald Massey, 2010
Old jail in Hemphill
Historic jail, now a museum
Photo courtesy George Lester, 2004
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