​​​Clay County 1890 Jail Museum 


Memorial Bricks

Create a lasting tribute to a family member or friend.

Stop by the museum for information about ordering your memorial brick for $50.00 each.

Museum Recipes Past & Present


Pick up your copy at the museum during regular hours. For additional information call


Step backward in time to the 1890's when Clay County was on the edge of the Texas frontier and Henrietta was the seat of justice all the way to the New Mexico border.

Dixie Alcorn
Jill Avis
Ed Bitz
Shirley Bitz
Macon Boddy
Travis Childs
Clota Coats
J.D. Evans
Mildred Gannon
Judy Garner
​Lucille Glasgow
Mary Ann Graf
Carma Healer
Barbara Kafer
T.J. Kelton
Liz Kesler
Judy Knowlton
Sug McKee
Gary Parrish
​Mary Parrish
Janet Pilsner
George Slagle
Paula Swenson
Dan Webb
Karen Williams


Our members are the lifeblood
of our museum--we need you!

Annual Individual Memberships: $10

Annual Couple Memberships: $20

Lifetime Individual Memberships: $200

​Lifetime Couple Memberships: $300

Come by for an application or

click here.

Come and see the best Clay County has to offer. A real "TEXAS TREASURE"

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The "Gallows", one of the few jails built with internal gallows

The residence where the Sheriff or live-in jailer and his family lived

Specialized displays like the "Greatest Generation" collection


The "Barn", with old farm implements, many of them horse-drawn



Clay County Historical Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 483

116 North Graham

Henrietta, Texas, 76365

e-mail: 1890jailmuseum@gmail.com


Come In!​

Our hours are:

Thursday & Friday   10 am to 2 pm

Saturday   1 pm to 4 pm

Special private tours can be arranged any time by calling 940-538-5655

Groups are welcome.

Admission is FREE

donations appreciated

Things to See​​​

Our Team