Austin County Jail Museum

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Austin County Jail Museum


6 S Bell St


Opening Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed Closed now
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun Closed

The Austin County Jail building stands a half block off of the Town Square and consists of three complete stories, plus a fourth, smaller area, know as the “gallows”. The gallows was used only once. On March 14, 1901 at 2:14 pm–Gus Davis was hanged for the murder of Herman Schlunz. In 1976, the Austin County Jail building was awarded a Texas Historical Commission Medallion and was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.


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