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Gail in Borden County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Borden County Jail

 
 
Borden County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, December 3, 2018
1. Borden County Jail Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 457.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 32° 46.221′ N, 101° 26.684′ W. Marker is in Gail, Texas, in Borden County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 180 and North Elm Street, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 180. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gail TX 79738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Borden County (within shouting distance of this marker); Mushaway Peak (approx. 3.2 miles away); Garza Points
Borden County Jail Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, December 3, 2018
2. Borden County Jail Marker Area
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(approx. 13.8 miles away).
 
Borden County Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, December 3, 2018
3. Borden County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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