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DOG TOWN JAIL

McMullen County Jail, Circa 1880
Tilden, Texas

Located at intersection of Hwy 72 and Hwy 16
Behind McMullen County Courthouse

68 miles S of San Antonio
McMullen County Jail, Tilden Texas

The McMullen County jail in Tilden
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2006

"The McMullen County jail in Tilden (formerly known as Dog Town) was built in 1880 and used until 1967 when a jail annex was built onto the rear of the 1930 McMullen County courthouse." - Terry Jeanson
Historical Marker

Dog Town Jail

First County Jail, built 1880 at cost of $2800. First expenses included 2 blankets, pair of leg irons, 2 pairs handcuffs.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.
McMullen County Jail historical marker,  Tilden Texas
Historical Marker in front of the old jail
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, March 2006
Old jail in Tilden, Texas
TE photo, 2001
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