Details for Borden County Jail (Atlas Number 5033000457)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5033000457


Marker Number 457
Atlas Number 5033000457
Marker Title Borden County Jail
Index Entry Borden County Jail
City Gail
County Borden
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 270941
UTM Northing 3628452
Subject Codes buildings; jails and prisons; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Courthouse Square
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Built of hand-hewn native stone from Gail Mountain, this jail planned for maximum security. Is one of the oldest jails in use in West Texas. Diebold Safe and Lock Co. was awarded the $4,500 contract in 1896. Behind two-foot thick outside walls, the cell walls and floor are of 1/3 inch case hardened steel plates, impervious to hack saw blades. Doors fastened with huge hasps and padlocks opened by six-inch key. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1967.