Old County Jailhouse - Burnet, Texas USA
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N 30° 45.463 W 098° 13.583
14R E 574040 N 3403007
The City of Burnet has placed a metal plaque at the corner of the old County Jailhouse telling a brief history of this jail and how it is still used by the county.
Waymark Code: WM192A8
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/13/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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This waymark is found on the front yard of the old jail and is near the intersection of South Pierce Street and East Washington Street. This old jail also has a Texas historical marker posted next to the main entrance of the old jailhouse, but that is a separate marker from this one. This sign of history is placed by the City of Burnet's Historical District organization.

The plaque has a round seal at the top of the metal marker with the text "City of Burnet" arched across the top edge of the circle, with "Historical District" arched across the bottom edge. The center portion of the plaque shows a ribbon with "1884" in the center, flanked by a star on the right and left of the date. A cloud is above the ribbon and an stem of a flowering bluebonnet plant is below the ribbon. In tiny print below the flowering bluebonnet is the text: "Bluebonnet Capitol of Texas".

Below the crest at the top of the plaque is the following text:

"This jailhouse was built
in 1884 with cells
Upstairs and the sheriff's
office and living quarters downstairs.
In continuous use to the present time,
it housed prisoners until 1982 when
a new jail was constructed."

Link to brief history of the old historical courthouse in Burnet, Texas:
(visit link)
Group that erected the marker: City of Burnet

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
109 South Pierce Street
Burnet, Texas USA

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