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Fort Griffin Civil Jail

  Texas Historical Markers
N Ave C & Railroad St., Albany, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 43' 49.57632999984", -99° 18' 4.12205000004"
    Texas State
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    This structure was the jail used in the town of Fort Griffin located 15 miles north of here, near the United States Army Post of Fort Griffin which defended the frontier from 1867 to 1881. During this period lawlessness was common in the town. Citizens built this thick-walled jail in 1878, although a conspicuous stone bears an earlier date. Gamblers, trail drivers, buffalo hunters, and skinners were frequently held here, as many as 18 at one time. Used as a cowshed after the 1880s the jail was moved here in 1954 by W. G. Webb and the county commissioners. (1974)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Fort Griffin Civil Jail Historical Marker Location Map, Albany, Texas