Bowie County Jail

Public Sq., Boston, Texas

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Photo taken by Wayne Kizziar July 2010

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 16, 1977
Reference number
77001429
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Correctional facility
Current function
Correctional facility
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1891; 1892

Update Log 

  • July 31, 2010: New photos from Wayne Kizziar

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Comments 

Bowie County Jail
Posted July 20, 2011, by Brad Smith (gaberdine [at] hotmail [dot] com`)

I lived less than two blocks south of here for several years right after the old courthouse burned. I haven't been back for several years. Is the marker still on the ground (the center of the county) over north west of the jail, where the courthouse stood? I am guessing the chain link fences are all gone. There was talk 20 years ago about making the jail a historical center, but governments in Bowie county don't have much time for that. There was hushed applause when the courthouse (mysteriously) burned and the county netted a fairly large insurance settlement.

Bowie County Jail
Posted August 3, 2010, by Eddie Douthitt (eddied62 [at] windstream [dot] net)
Bowie County Jail
Posted August 2, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Breaking and entering should have gotten you in.

Of course, if you carry a dead AA from your camera along with one of those little salt packets you get at Wendy's, you could get into the County Jail for a salt and battery.

Bowie County Jail
Posted August 1, 2010, by Wayne Kizziar (wayne1701 [at] cableone [dot] net)

Thank you Bill . I didn't actually get in , although I would have loved to. The glass is broken out of most of the windows so I was able to get my camera in through the bars for a couple of shots.

Bowie County Jail
Posted August 1, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Awesome pics. Should I ask how you got in? ;-)