Near San Saba in San Saba County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John H. "Shorty" Brown Cemetery
After living for a time in Arkansas, John H. "Shorty" Brown (1817-1896), his wife Jane Ann, and some of their children came here. Brown helped found San Saba in 1854 and became a civic leader. Although San Saba County provided a graveyard, Brown and his wife deeded this plot near their home for a family burial ground. Jane Ann, who bore 17 of Brown's 21 children, was probably the first burial here about 1874. Brown's son and a son-in-law who were murdered are buried here along with other family members and friends.
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2784.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 31° 11.747′ N, 98° 42.426′ W. Marker is near San Saba, Texas, in San Saba County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway 102 and East Wallace Street (U.S. 190), on the right when traveling west on County Highway 102. The marker is located in front of the Brown Cemetery near the front 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. San Saba (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galloway (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Saba Lodge No. 225, A.F. & A.M (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Saba Lodge No. 612, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alma Ward Hamrick (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mill Pond House (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Saba County Jail (approx. half a mile away); San Saba County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Saba.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.