Being we’re where it all began, we have some interesting historic buildings. The Austin County Jailhouse, built in 1896, now the Austin County Jail Museum, served as both living quarters on the left side and a jail on the right. The building consists of three complete stories, plus a fourth smaller area, know as the “gallows”, which was used only once, in 1901. This historical landmark is a visitor’s treasure and the exhibits are fun & educational and an insight to some of Austin County’s early history. The jail was in use until 1982 and was entered on the National Register of Historical Places in 1980. Open Saturdays and by appointment. (Donation)