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Taken 15-Jun-12
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Keywords:Texas Jails, Mills Count Jail, Caldwell County Jail
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.66 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken15-Jun-12 09:31
Date modified15-Jun-12 09:31
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length21 mm
Focal length (35mm)31 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.7
Exposure1/200 at f/5
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Caldwell County Jail

Caldwell County Jail

Caldwell County, Texas
29 53.063' N 97 40.170' W

Historical Marker: Organized in 1848, Caldwell County lost its original log jail in an 1858 fire, then kept prisoners in the Courthouse basement until 1873, when outlaws' activities called for a strong stone prison. In 1908 Caldwell countains voted 725 to 311 for a $25,000.00 bond issue to erect this castellated brick structure. The jailer's quarters occupy the ground floor, over a storage area in the basement. The upper floors contain fifteen cells of concrete and steel, with one cell rising from the center of the building. Gallows are said to have been removed from this jail in the 1930s.