Texola Jailhouse

Texola Jailhouse

Location: Just off old Route 66 (north on Main about a block) in Texola, Oklahoma

Photographed: August 2014

Accessibility: The jailhouse is open to tourist and includes information about its past. It stands otherwise deserted in an empty lot.

History:  This jailhouse has stood in Texola Oklahoma since the town’s first years, although available information about its history is limited and sources conflict regarding the actual date it was built, most stating either 1908 or 1910. Calaboose and open cage temporary cells once dotted the small beginning townships of the old west. As the towns either died or grew, the small jails would grow or die with them. This calaboose is one of the remaining examples of its kind in Oklahoma.

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