County Jail of 1885

County Jail of 1885 (HM1RYD)

Location: Fredericksburg, TX 78624 Gillespie County
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N 30° 16.475', W 98° 52.465'

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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
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HM NumberHM1RYD
Marker Number10021
Year Placed1980
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 512078 N 3349218
Decimal Degrees30.27458333, -98.87441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.475', W 98° 52.465'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 28.5" N, 98° 52' 27.9" W
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Area Code(s)830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117 W San Antonio St, Fredericksburg TX 78624, US
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