Details for Wheeler County Jail (Atlas Number 5483005780)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5483005780


Marker Number 5780
Atlas Number 5483005780
Marker Title Wheeler County Jail
Index Entry Wheeler County Jail
Address Alan Bean & Texas St.
City Wheeler
County Wheeler
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 384480
UTM Northing 3922928
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1965
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location Intersection of Alan Bean & Texas Streets-Wheeler
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built 1909 after county seat moved from historic Old Mebeetie. First sheriff, M. V. Sanders; jailer, J. M. Kezee. Built of concrete and steel. Used 20 years with only 1 prisoner escaping. Now used for library, museum and county offices. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965)