Dover Borough Lockup
In Dover community park as a historic building.
Fawn Grove Lockup
Privately owned, damaged by fire.
Delta Borough Lockup
Privately owned, storage building.
New Oxford Borough Lockup
In historic New Oxford fire house.
Red Lion Borough Lockup
Privately owned, storage building.
Seven Valleys Borough Lockup
Owned and maintained by Seven Valleys borough
Windsor Borough Lockup
Near ball field, believed privately owned.

Delta Lockup Photo Gallery

The Delta lockup was located along the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad's tracks in the borough of Delta in southeastern York County. The Delta Town Council awarded a contract to A. M. Clarke, Esq. with the work to be completed by July 1885. It was built at a cost of $250.

The Delta lockup was constructed of Peach Bottom slate, a durable slate that was mined in the Delta area. The thick stone walls were a suitable deterrent to any prisoner thinking of escaping.

The inside of the lockup consisted of two separate cells, and a small vestibule where a woodstove provided heat in the colder months. A single barred transom window provided the only natural light inside the building, and a small vent at the peak of the roof provided the only ventilation for the cells.

Local lore has it that Mr. Clarke, the builder of the jail, was also its first unwilling occupant, and its first escapee.

The Delta lockup is now privately owned.

Click on each image below to see a larger version of the image.

The Police Heritage Museum, Inc.

Address: P.O. Box 1582
  York, PA 17405
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