Wise County Museums
Stone Prison (Not Open to the Public)
Marker Title: Old Stone Prison
Address: 201 E. Pecan
Year Marker Erected: 1968
Marker Location: 201 E. Pecan Street.
Marker Text: First stone house in Decatur. Erected by prison labor
about 1859. Main house was residence of sheriff or deputy. Basement
was used as jail. Meals were sent down a dumb-waiter located outside
the east end of the house. County sold property in 1888 to A. H. Whitehead.
Used as city water works until 1938. Kept as private residence until
1967 when purchased by Wise County Historical Society as museum. Recorded
Texas Historic Landmark, 1968.
Museum Name: Wise County Heritage Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 427
Zip Code: 76234
Area Code: 817