Lometa in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(Owned by the "Scholten Brothers Cedar Company")
A 25-mile narrow-gauge railroad that operated about 1912-1920 from Lometa to San Saba County. Constructed by Edward and Alfred Scholten (From Holland). Line hauled cedar posts and piling to Santa Fe line at Lometa to be distributed to fast-growing west Texas. Employees totaled 500. Headquarters were located 100 yards west.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4603.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 31° 12.596′ N, 98° 23.397′ W. Marker is in Lometa, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker is on U.S. 183, 0.1 miles north of U.S. 190, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located on the west side of Hwy 183. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lometa TX 76853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Lampasas County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Operation Long Horn (approx. half a mile away); C.S.A. Salts Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lometa Site of Lometa Reservoir (approx. 2.4 miles away); Phantom Hill Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of the Town of Senterfitt (approx. 3.1 miles away); Senterfitt Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lometa.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.