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Law Enforcement Museum

Built in 1897, the old Eastland County Jail, contains many artifacts and memorabilia of Eastland County and Law Enforcement history.

The jail once housed one of the infamous Santa Clause Bank Robbers in 1927 from a bloody bank heist  and carvings of his name inside his cell block can still be seen. Once in jail, he took down and killed a well-liked jailer, which enraged 2000 townspeople to take matters into their own hands. His infamous status lives on, as the event went down into history as the last public lynching in the State of Texas.

Across the street from the County Jail and on the corner, sits a stone marker telling of the timeline and events that led up to the lynching. The museum displays the actual rope the robber was hung by.

Well spoken guided tours through the three story jailhouse museum are available by appointment, through the attached Sheriffs Office. (254) 629-1774. The jailhouse museum is located at 210 W. White St.

This museum is growing and your contributions make a difference. Educational and historical artifacts & memorabilia about
All Law Enforcement
are also being sought.


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