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
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
Jail and Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay
Gibson, April 2009
in its purpose to preserve historic, endangered and vanishing Texas,
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