• Menu
  • Menu
Red Bird Jail

Red Bird Jail

Location Class:
Built: 1930's | Abandoned: 1950's
Historic Designation: African American Heritage Site
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Emily Cowan

Red Bird is one of thirteen surviving all-black towns in Oklahoma. While little is known about a lot of the Red Bird Jail and others they are so fun to get and explore! This jail was built sometime in the 1930s and discontinued in the 1950s after the last two occupants escaped by chipping away the crudely cemented roof.
Gallery Below




0 0 votes
Article Rating

If you wish to support our current and future work, please consider making a donation or purchasing one of our many books. Any and all donations are appreciated.

Donate to our cause Check out our books!

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.

View Locations
Notify of

1 Comment
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Amanda Bowman
Amanda Bowman
2 years ago

Where can I find this?

Copyright © 2009- - Abandoned Atlas Foundation - board@AbandonedAtlas.com | Designed By Prairie Nation Creative, LLC - Disclaimer

Have history here? Would love hear your stories or your thoughts.x