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Menard in Menard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Real Presidio de San Saba

 
 
Real Presidio de San Saba Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 3, 2010
1. Real Presidio de San Saba Marker
Inscription.
Originally established on the San Gabriel River as the Presidio of San Francisco Xavier in 1751

Moved to the present site in 1757 as a protection to the Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba

Known as the Presidio de San Luis de Las Amarillas 1757-1761

After March 1761 the name was Real Presidio de San Saba

The stone building was completed in 1761

 
Location. 30° 55.343′ N, 99° 48.1′ W. Marker is in Menard, Texas, in Menard County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 190 0.8 miles west of Frisco Avenue (U.S. 83). Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Menard Country Club. Marker is in this post office area: Menard TX 76859, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Arroyo de Juan Lorenzo (approx. 0.3 miles away); "The Ditch" (approx. one mile away); Frisco Depot (approx. one mile away); Paso de la Santa Cruz (approx. one mile away); Great Western Trail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba (approx. 4 miles away); Pegleg Crossing on the San Saba (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mission Santa Cruz de San Saba. The mission associated with this presidio. (Submitted on April 8, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Presidio de San Saba marker at south east corner of ruins. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker
2. Presidio de San Saba marker at south east corner of ruins.
 
 
Additional comments.
1. Confusion over Presidio vs. Mission
Two points of confusion worth noting about the Presidio and Mission San Saba if you are planning a trip there. One might reasonably guess that the Presidio and Mission San Saba were located in San Saba, Texas, but they are in fact in Menard, Texas. Also, the Presidio is often mistakingly called the Mission. Even Google Maps as of 2010, mistakingly labels the Presidio San Saba (which is on the golf course in Menard) as Mission San Saba. The Mission was destroyed in 1758, and its location only recently confirmed in the 1990s.
    — Submitted April 8, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.

 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Real Presidio de San Saba Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 3, 2010
3. Real Presidio de San Saba Marker
View of back of marker (foreground) looking towards presidio gate.
Panorama, San Saba Presidio image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney
4. Panorama, San Saba Presidio
Real Presidio de San Saba image. Click for full size.
5. Real Presidio de San Saba
Monochrome rendering of the ruins of Presidio de San Saba.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,731 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on March 1, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on April 8, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2. submitted on April 22, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   3. submitted on April 28, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   4. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   5. submitted on August 10, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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