Old Jail Museum

Forest Trail Region
211 N Shelby Carthage, TX 77331 (903) 693-3388

Built in 1891, the jail remained in use until 1953. Designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1967, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the building underwent significant rehabilitation in the 1980s and is now home to the Leila B. LaGrone Family History Center, a law-enforcement & pioneer museum, and veterans memorial. The second floor museum utilizes the cell space to pay tribute to past law enforcement and fire department officials. One cell is complete with a "prisoner" and food. A highlight of the museum is a tribute to all Panola County veterans. Main attractions include a scale model of the "Via Panola Express," a World War II plane named for Panola County.

Old Jail Museum

211 N Shelby Carthage, TX 77331




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