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Borden County Jail

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

On the courthosue square, Gail, Texas

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Former Borden County Jail in Gail Texas
Former Borden County Jail in Gail
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2003
Historical Marker Text

Borden County Jail

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
Gail Tx - Borden County Jail and Historical Marker
Borden County Jail and Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
Borden County Jail Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, Apriol 2009
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Borden County Courthouse, Gail, Texas
Borden County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, August, 2006
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