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Borden County Jail

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Gail, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 46' 12.4968", -101° 26' 43.4976"
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    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.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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