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Macomb Jail

Macomb Jail

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Built: ~1900s | Abandoned: N/A
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Wiley Paul

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. This kind of jail would have probably been decommissioned around the 1920-1940s time period. Sometime in its history the jail had been stolen and thought to be lost forever. Wiley Paul who works for a local wrecker service company was called years later to come retrieve the jail and was able to return the piece of history to a concrete slab outside of the town hall for display.

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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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