Williamson County
Texas History


Old Williamson County jail -
Historical Marker

Georgetown, Texas



circa 1888

Williamson County jail side view
312 Main Street


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Williamson County jail front view
312 Main Street



GPS Coordinates

                        Latitude: 30.640287- Longitude:-97.677469

UTM 14 R - east 0626764 - north 3390264

Jail's Historical plaque



Mark Text
Williamson County Jail in continuous use since 1888. Native limestone - Cost $22,000 - replaced 1848 frame jail at grand jury request  - financed without a bond issue. French Bastille styling - unchanged in remodeling, at cost of $40,00 in 1934.
recorded 1965




Building a New County Jail in 1888 - PDF file

a special thanks to Jim Dillard for this slice of history -
(Excerpt from The Noble John Olive by Jim Dillard)



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