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1886 Hidalgo County Jail in Hidalgo Texas
The 1886 Hidalgo County Jail in Hidalgo
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson , March 2006
Historical Marker Text

Old Hidalgo County Jail

"Built in 1886 by S. W. Brooks, who also constructed the nearby courthouse, this jail served Hidalgo County during a turbulent period in its history, when outlaw raids were still occurring. The city's first newspaper, "The Hidalgo Advance," was published here from 1904 to 1908. The two-story jail, which features handmade brick and a corbeled cornice along the roofline, served the county until 1908, when the seat of government was moved to Chapin (now Edinburg)."
Recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1984.
Old Hidalgo County Jail Marker Hidalgo Texas
Old Hidalgo County Jail Marker
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson , March 2006

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