Wise County Museums

Old Stone Prison (Not Open to the Public)

Marker Title: Old Stone Prison
Address: 201 E. Pecan
City: Decatur
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.

Wise County Heritage Museum

Museum Name: Wise County Heritage Museum
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 427
City: Decatur
Zip Code: 76234
Area Code: 817
Phone: 627-5586


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