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Clairemont, Texas: Old Kent County Jail

Small abandoned roadside jail from 1894. Made of red sandstone, more photogenic than most old jails.

TX-208, Clairemont, TX
On the east side of TX-208, just north of its intersection with US-380.
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Old Kent County Jail

Old and open abandoned jail from 1894. Made from sandstone and steel. Recorded Texas historic landmark from 1965.

[L Harvey, 06/17/2022]

According to the jail's historical plaque no one ever broke out of it, and its prisoners were usually "horse and cattle thieves, murderers, moonshiners."

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