San Saba County Historical Commission

Historical Markers

San Saba County Jail

104 South Water Street, San Saba, Texas

“County's oldest existing public building. Erected in 1884, the structure cost $13,000 and lot $300. Jail was built of blue limestone in Italianate Texas style. A 12-foot-high board fence (built after an 1886 jail break) has been replaced. Jailer lived on first floor.


The San Saba County Jail is now the oldest jail in continuous use as a jail in the United States.