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sabetha jail

Sabetha Jail

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Built: N/A | Abandoned: N/A
Status: Abandoned
Photojournalist: Craig Figge

The jail that now sits at the Albany Historical Society site is that of the old Sabetha Jail. Saved from being lost forever it now sits on a complex of other saved historic buildings for the public to visit. The jail features two cells and was constructed by E.T. Barnum company and delivered most likely around 1910. Some stories that involve the jail are included below:

The Kansas Democrat Aug 11, 1910 – A Cat town: A man by the name of George A. Childs spent a night in the Sabetha jail for kicking a cat. The charge for that offense in Sabetha is disturbing the peace. Don’t kick a Sabetha cat.

Brown County World Nov 29, 1912 – Thieves broke into the Hamlin post office Sunday night and stole a small amount of money, some cigars and candy. Marshal Hinds received a telephone message Monday morning from the Hamlin constable, giving a description of two suspicious-looking young men seen in Hamlin Sunday afternoon. Mashal Hinds knew at once that the two were the same fellows who slept in the Sabetha jail last Friday night. They are about 18 and 20 years old respectively and one had numerous scars and sores on his face. They attempted to hang out at the Main street livery but were ousted. Ernest Sweetland missed his watch after they were gone.




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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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