Details for Caldwell County Jail (Atlas Number 5055009761)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5055009761

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Marker Number 9761
Atlas Number 5055009761
Marker Title Caldwell County Jail
Index Entry Caldwell County Jail
Address 315 East Market St.
City Lockhart
County Caldwell
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 628478
UTM Northing 3306663
Subject Codes jails and prisons
Marker Year 1977
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Brazos and Market St.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Organized in 1848, Caldwell County lost its original log jail in an 1858 fire, then kept prisoners in the Courthouse basement until 1873, when outlaws' activities called for a strong stone prison. In 1908 Caldwell countains voted 725 to 311 for a $25,000.00 bond issue to erect this castellated brick structure. The jailer's quarters occupy the ground floor, over a storage area in the basement. The upper floors contain fifteen cells of concrete and steel, with one cell rising from the center of the building. Gallows are said to have been removed from this jail in the 1930s. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977

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Caldwell County Jail (RTHL)
Caldwell County Jail (RTHL)