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OLD JAIL MUSEUM
Former Briscoe County Jail

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

On the Courthouse Square, Hwy 207
Silverton, Texas
Silverton, TX -  Old Briscoe County jJail/ Old Jail Museum
The Old Jail Museum
Photo courtesy Erik Whetstone, 4-22-04
The jail (1892) is the oldest building in Briscoe County.
The County Attorney is keeper of the museum keys.
Open Mon to Fri during regular business hours.
Historical Marker Text
Briscoe County Jail
Built 1894 of handcut stone hauled here by horse-drawn wagons from Tule Canyon. Early day sheriff's families rented it as residence. Lower floor was used by Red Cross workers, for sewing, during World War I. This jail stands as the lasting reminder of what courage and dedication mean in preserving law, order and integrity in Briscoe County.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1967
See Also: Silverton, Texas | Briscoe County Courthouse
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