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FORMER HILL COUNTY JAIL
Hillsboro, Texas

Presently the Cell Block Museum

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981

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The Cell Block Museum
One of the more attractive jails anywhere in Texas.
This one had Elvis as one of its short-term guests. (Elvis was stationed at Ft. Hood).
Hillsboro Texas former Hill County Jail
Cell Block Museum in Hillsboro, the former Hill County Jail
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
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Historical Marker Text

Hill County Jail

Constructed in 1893, this building serves as the third jail for Hill County. It was designed by W. C. Dodson of Waco, architect of the Hill County Courthouse, and built by the Brown County firm of Lovell and Wood. The brick and limestone structure reflects influences of the Victorian and medieval revival styles. Interior space includes living quarters in the front for the sheriff and jailer. Steel-clad prisoner cells are located in the back section.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
Hillsboro Texas  Hill County Jail marker text
Hill County Jail historical marker
Photo courtesy Stephen Michaels, April 2008
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