On most road trips you probably try to avoid going to jail. But when traveling on Route 66, you might just want to seek this one out: the One Room Jail in Texola, Oklahoma.
Texola is a small, near-deserted ghost town on the border of Oklahaoma and Texas. It’s the last stop in the state when driving west on Historic Route 66.
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There are few things to see in Texola, mostly the abandoned, crumbling buildings around town. One such building is the one room jail. The tiny cinderblock jail was built a the end of the 1800s. As its name states, this Route 66 roadside attraction is pretty small, with just one room accessible by an iron-barred door. Marked out front is a slab dedicated to the Texola High School Class of 1938.
Look for this as you’re driving through Texola, along with an abandoned 1930 Magnolia Gas Station, Tumbleweed & Water Hole #2 Cafe, and a Will Rogers highway monument.
One Room Jail
Address: Main Ave., Texola, OK 73668
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See