San Saba in San Saba County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
On northeastern border of the Edwards Plateau, created from Bexar County, Feb. 1, and organized May 3, of 1856. Named for San Saba river. County seat of same name.
Area first explored in 1732 by Juan Antonio Bustillo y Zevallos. Anglo-American settlement began in 1840's.
Economy based on ranching, farming and commercial quarrying of marble, sand and limestone, principal crops are cotton, grains, peanuts, sorghums and clovers. Ranchers market wool and mohair.
Known as "Pecan Capital of the World."
Erected 1966 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4554.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Hispanic Americans • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 3, 1856.
Location. 31° 11.752′ N, 98° 42.618′ W. Marker is in San Saba, Texas, in San Saba County. Marker is on East Wallace Street (U.S. 190) 0.1 miles east of Thomas Stewart Drive, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located along Highway 190 on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Saba TX 76877, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Galloway (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alma Ward Hamrick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mill Pond House (approx. 0.2 miles away); John H. "Shorty" Brown Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Saba County Jail (approx. ¼ mile away); San Saba County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); United Confederate Veterans William P. Rogers Camp No. 322 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Texas Rangers and the San Saba Mob (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Saba.
More about this marker. The marker appears to be a 1936 State of Texas marker with a newer 1966 plaque on the top of the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Bustillo y Ceballos, Juan Antonio (ca. 1691–unknown).
Juan Antonio Bustillo y Ceballos (Zevallos), soldier and governor of Spanish Texas, was born about 1691and was from the mountains of Burgos in Spain. He was in Texas for twelve years, seven of them (1724–31) as captain of Nuestra Señora de Loreto Presidio at La Bahía del Espíritu Santo. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on June 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. San Saba County.
San Saba County is in Central Texas in the Llano Basin region. Its largest city and county seat, San Saba, is ninety miles northwest of Austin and 110 miles southwest of Waco. The geographic center(Submitted on June 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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