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KIMBLE COUNTY JAIL
Circa 1892
Junction, Texas

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

N. 5th and Pecan St.
1892 Kimble County Jail, Junction, Texas

The 1892 Kimble County jail in Junction, still in use today.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2006

Kimble County Jail

This building, Kimble County's third jail, was erected in 1892 during the term of Judge W. A. Spencer and Commissioners G. R. Armstrong, J. F. Cowsert, and H. W. McCaleb. Built at a cost of $3,150, the two-foot thick hewn stone walls gave the fortress the reputation for being "As secure as Huntsville State prison". Among the many prisoners held here was the 1896 killer, Gip Hardin, brother of noted badman John Wesley Hardin.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1964
Kimble County Jail historical marker, Junction, Texas
Historical marker in front of the Kimble County jail.
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, January 2006
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