Clay County 1890 Jail Museum


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

The Museum will be open after the parade, on Friday & Saturday, September 16 & 17 until 4 p.m.

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See the "Gallows" in one of the few jails built with internal gallows

See the residence of the Sheriff or live-in jailer and his family

See many specialized displays like the "Greatest Generation" collection


See the new "Barn", with many old farm implements, many of them horse-drawn



 The most significant artifact reminiscent of the county's early beginnings is the 1890 jail located in Henrietta, Texas. For over a century, this magnificent structure has served as a reminder of the early struggles of another time. In the mid 1990s the abandoned structure was restored. A further restoration in 2008/2009 added a steel framework to support the deteriorating brick and stone structure. It stands today as one of the best preserved structures of this era in Texas.

Clay County Historical Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 483

116 North Graham

Henrietta, Texas, 76365




Come in!

Our hours are:

Thursday & Friday   10 am to 2 pm

Saturday   1 pm until 4 pm

Special private tours can be arranged any time by calling 940-631-9506

Groups are welcome.

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