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Clay County Historical Society Meeting for November will be at the Museum at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20.

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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.



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.

Things to See

Our Team

Clay County 1890 Jail Museum


Clay County Historical Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 483

116 North Graham

Henrietta, Texas, 76365

e-mail: 1890jailmuseum@gmail.com