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The Calaboose

  Texas Historical Markers
San Marcos, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 52' 48.91262999988", -97° 56' 33.46960999992"
    Texas State
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     Constructed as the first Hays County Jail in 1873, this small brick structure was later an annex for black prisoners. Known locally as the Calaboose, it became a neighborhood recreation center after the city of San Marcos acquired it in 1885. In the 1940s it was enlarged with a wooden addition and served as a U.S.O. center for black World War II servicemen. In later years, the Calaboose again became a community recreation center. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

The Calaboose Historical Marker Location Map, San Marcos, Texas