Built of hand-hewn native stone from Gail Mountain in 1896, the Borden County Jail was planned for maximum security at the time. Diebold Safe and Lock Co. was awarded the $4,500 contract. Behind the building's two-foot-thick outside walls, the cell walls and floor are of 1/3-inch case-hardened steel plates. Doors fastened with huge hasps and padlocks were opened and closed with a six-inch key. The jail is no longer in use and is open to the public for viewing.