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Bennington Jail

Bennington Jail

The first calaboose of Bennington Oklahoma was constructed sometime during or before 1904 according to government maps. This was the only jail located in town and sat off of Nail and Williams Street...

United States Jail at Guthrie

United States Jail at Guthrie

United States Jail at Guthrie In 1892 one of the first federal prisons of the Midwest was built in the center of the United States. Dating prior to Oklahoma statehood this jail has acquired a few...

Roff Jail

Roff Jail

The Roff jail was build after 1911 according to fire insurance maps that fail to show it at its current location. This small cell would have been used mostly for petty criminals, drunks and nusences...

Chickasha Jail

Chickasha Jail

Chickasha’s old territorial jail was not always a jail, in fact it innocently started out as a storage room for construction workers working on the courthouse. In 1895 it was then converted...

Tom Mix Jail (Dewey City Jail)

Tom Mix Jail (Dewey City Jail)

For decades this two-room jail was known as the Dewey city jail, today it is more popularly known as the ‘Tom Mix Jail’. In 1912, before Tom Mix became a huge silent movie star he was the...

Stilwell Jail

Stilwell Jail

The small cowboy jail of Stilwell’s history dates back to the early 1910s. While the exact date of its construction was sometime between 1910-1914, it first showed up on existing fire insurance...

Guthrie Jail Cell

Guthrie Jail Cell

The Guthrie Jail Cell is a tiny jail cell is located right beside Redstone Country Inn & Wedding Venue and displays “US Marshal | Oklahoma Territory”. Unknown just exactly when it was...

Marble City Jail

Marble City Jail

There was a jail previously in Marble City before this one, but it burned to the ground in 1910. This gives us a pretty good idea that this job was built either within the next year or soon...

Webbers Falls Jail

Webbers Falls Jail

The Webbers Falls jail is in immaculate shape for how old this tiny building is. The exact age of this jail is unknown but Sanborn maps dating back to 1894 show the little calaboose located in the...

Stratford Jail

Stratford Jail

This two cell jail located in Stratford is first shown on fire insurance maps in 1908, just one year after the towns incorporation. Most of these jails were discontinued in the decades between 1930...

Sentinel Jail

Sentinel Jail

The Sentinel jail is a tiny jail that looks a bit different from other Oklahoma tiny jails. It features thicker walls than the typical calaboose, two cells that have steel doors, and two small steel...

Wayne Jail

Wayne Jail

The Wayne jail is tucked away in an alley off of Main Street, history hidden away. Information on the jail and its occupants couldn’t be found but it can be assumed that this jail was built in...

Carter Jail

Carter Jail

While not much of any history could be found on this tiny jail in Carter, Oklahoma. The time period for this jail fits around the ~1910s era. It seems to have a stucco look on the outside with a v...

Granite Jail

Granite Jail

According to Sanborn maps, this jail was built sometime in the 1910s. It is a classic concrete, steel-barred calaboose. While the exact date that it was stopped using is unknown it seems that the...

Foss Jail

Foss Jail

The little jail in Foss is a must see piece of history. It is one of only a few remaining “cage cells” in Oklahoma dating back to the early 1900s. This four man cell displays a tag that...

Macomb Jail

Macomb Jail

The Jail in Macomb, OK  is a single cell made of steel that was presumably built in the early 1900s. It would have held the drunk and disorderly, and others arrested for petty crimes such as theft...

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