Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility

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Aerial view of the Coffield Prison Farm Property (The Gurney, Beto, Coffield, Michael, and Powledge units)

The Joe F. Gurney Transfer Facility or Joe F. Gurney Unit (ND) is a Texas Department of Criminal Justice men's Transfer Unit located in unincorporated Anderson County, Texas.[1] The unit is along Farm to Market Road 2054, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Tennessee Colony. The unit, on 20,518 acres (8,303 ha) of land, is co-located with the Beto (directly across the road), Coffield, Michael and Powledge prison.

It is named for Sergeant Joe F. Gurney. While working at Beto, Sergeant Gurney was killed when his horse fell and rolled over him.[2]


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  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Anderson County, TX" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. p. 18 (PDF p. 19/41). Retrieved 2022-08-14. Joe F Gurney Transfer Faclty
  2. ^ "Sergeant Joe F. Gurney: Texas Department of Criminal Justice Texas". The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc. Retrieved 2010-09-01.

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Coordinates: 31°45′32″N 95°49′22″W / 31.75889°N 95.82278°W / 31.75889; -95.82278