“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

County Jail of 1885

County Jail of 1885 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 26, 2016
1. County Jail of 1885 Marker
Inscription.  This two-story stone structure served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County, organized in 1848. It was constructed by the firm of C.F. Priess and Bro. in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. The second floor had two steelclad cells located against the east wall and maximum security cells in the center and at the back. The building was used as a county jail facility until 1939.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1980

Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10021.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 30° 16.475′ N, 98° 52.465′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is on W. San Antonio Street west of S. Adams Street (Texas Highway 16), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 W San Antonio St, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Meinhardt-Pfeil Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Gillespie County Courthouse
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(about 400 feet away); Gillespie County Armed Services Memorial (about 500 feet away); Gillespie County (about 500 feet away); Market Square (Marktplatz) (about 700 feet away); Mosel-Jorden-Duecker Haus (about 700 feet away); In Memory of Otfrid Hans Freiherr von Meusebach (about 700 feet away); Early History Of Fredericksburg, Texas (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
County Jail of 1885 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 26, 2016
2. County Jail of 1885
View to southwest across W. San Antonio St
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 128 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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