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Grayson Jail

Grayson Jail

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Built: N/A | Abandoned: N/A
Historic Designation: African American Heritage Site
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Jay Bissell

Grayson Oklahoma was one of the fifty original All African-American towns located in Oklahoma and one of only thirteen remaining. The town was formerly known as Wildcat and was bustling in the day. Unsure of when this hoosegow was built it is made of rock similar to that of the Tamaha Jail and looks to have had the roof replaced at some point. It has two windows placed at the back and two doorways where the cell doors would have been.

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Emily Cowan

Emily is a two-time published author of "Abandoned Oklahoma: Vanishing History of the Sooner State" and "Abandoned Topeka: Psychiatric Capital of the World". With over two hundred published articles on our websites. Exploring since 2018 every aspect of this has become a passion for her. From educating, fighting to preserve, writing, and learning about history there is nothing she would rather do.

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