Old Pecos County Jail

Pecos Trail Region
101 West Gallagher Street Fort Stockton, TX 79735 (432) 336-6316

The Old Pecos County Jail was built in 1883 and expanded and updated in 1913. Prisoners were held on the 2nd floor of the jail, while the ground floor served as the private residence for various Sheriffs, Deputies, and Jailers through the years. The Cell area was in use from 1883 until 1973 when it was entered into the National Registry of Historic Places, the home areas were used from 1883 until the year 2000. Sheriff Bruce Wilson and his wife Martha were the last to reside at the Old Jail. In 2001 Sheriff Cliff Harris was offered the house upon election and politely declined. In 2001 the Pecos County Historical Commission began procedures to open up the building as a museum.

The Jail is situated south of the Courthouse and Zero Stone Park. Other buildings of historic notice around the square include Saint Joseph's Mission Church, the Grey Mule Saloon, and the Annie Riggs Memorial Museum.

Old Pecos County Jail

101 West Gallagher Street Fort Stockton, TX 79735


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