Opened 1895 by noted educator Francis Marion Behrns. A 3-story native blue marble main hall and frame dormitory were built by interested local citizens. Courses included mathematics, natural sciences, Latin, oratory, commercial subjects, . . . — — Map (db m155536) HM
After a series of tragic floods washed out earlier Colorado River crossings here, San Saba and Mills Counties jointly built this bridge, named for the Mills County community of Regency. The Austin Bridge Company of Dallas completed construction in . . . — — Map (db m212476) HM
Born in Pearl (Coryell Co.), Alma Ward graduated in Goldthwaite and attended college in Denton, earnings teaching certificate c. 1916. She married James L. Hamrick in 1919; the couple had two daughters. Alma taught in Eastland, McCulloch and San . . . — — Map (db m158102) HM
In the late 19th century, San Saba lacked direct access to developing railroad lines needed to reach expanding markets. The Beveridge Bridge, a single-lane suspension bridge, was constructed in 1896 to fill this need. The bridge was named
For Irish . . . — — Map (db m120432) HM
Elijah Estep (1828-1901), San Saba County's second tax assessor-collector, was born in Sangamon County, Illinois. He married Abigail Montgomery (1826-1868) and the couple was living in the community of Cherokee when San Saba County was founded. . . . — — Map (db m158119) HM
Prior to the establishment of the town of San Saba, a group of citizens formed a Baptist congregation which met in homes three miles east on Simpson Creek. Formed in 1856, the congregation was served by missionary preacher T. Howard (1817-1882). . . . — — Map (db m175293) HM
Organized 1856 in area so wild that church gave missionary a $50 revolver, $125 horse.
On this site, first frame church, 1882. Present building, 1914-1917. San Saba Marble. Said to be only all-marble Methodist church in U.S. Recorded . . . — — Map (db m175290) HM
Abraham (Abe) Lincoln Galloway, son of Lovina and Henry C. Galloway, early San Saba ranchers, was born March 3, 1901 in San Saba County. He died August 17, 1961 and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Abe, well known for his skills with hogs, . . . — — Map (db m186716) HM
This burial ground was apparently already in use in 1874 when A.J. and Ellen Crawford deeded it to trustees D.A. Harris, A.J. Wells, James Wayland, F. Brookerson and W.L. Adams as part of a five-acre site to be used for a school and place of . . . — — Map (db m175310) HM
Heights used from pre-settlement days to 1870s by Comanches and others to send messages over long distances. Smoke once rose from here (Five Mill Hill); Chapel Hill, 2 mi. south; and old community of Sloan in west San Saba County. Tribes wintered . . . — — Map (db m212083) HM
James “Jim” Louis Baker (1829-1903) and Eleanor “Ellen” Prather Austin Baker (1839-1909) married in Travis County on June 15, 1859. Jim’s family moved to Texas from Tennessee during the time of the Republic, and Ellen’s . . . — — Map (db m155533) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m175298) HM
Structure of great value to community in early days. Erected about 1875 by John H. ("Shorty") Brown (1817-96), one of founders of San Saba, in 1850s. This building housed machinery of gristmill (which ground corn meal, for bread) and a cotton gin. . . . — — Map (db m158088) HM
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. . . . — — Map (db m175297) HM
San Saba Cemetery, previously The Odd Fellows Cemetery, is located on 17 acres of land about 800 yards north of old town San Saba. On April 18, 1883 the San Saba chapter of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) purchased 10 acres of this . . . — — Map (db m155532) HM
San Saba County was organized in 1856, and in 1860 the commissioners court issued a block of land to each religious body; the Christian Church was one of these. The congregation traded their land for another block upon which they built a small . . . — — Map (db m175292) HM
In 1856, the Texas Legislature created and organized San Saba County. A two-story frame courthouse (1857-1878) and later a stone courthouse (1878-1910) on this site served the county and provided space for public gatherings. In 1910, the City of . . . — — Map (db m158121) HM
County's oldest existing public building. Erected in 1884, the structure cost $13,000 and the lot $500. Jail was built of blue limestone in Italianate Texas style. A 12-foot high board fence (built after an 1886 jailbreak) has been replaced. . . . — — Map (db m158084) HM
The history of San Saba is closely tied with the story of Freemasonry in the area, as many of those who helped organize San Saba County were Masons. Local Freemasons were already gathering as a group when the first county courthouse was erected in . . . — — Map (db m175300) HM
San Saba Masonic Lodge No. 612 arose out of a long history of Freemasonry in San Saba County. This lodge, chartered on December 11, 1885, was the successor to Lodge No. 225 that was disbanded in 1882 as a result of financial troubles and a . . . — — Map (db m175299) HM
A member of the party of young Texans who captured the escaping Mexican General Santa Anna after Battle of San Jacinto, during the Texas War for Independence.
Migrated from Alabama in 1828. Served in Texas army at Gonzales and Bexar (San . . . — — Map (db m155534) HM
John W. Barnett and family with sons-in-law, Burrell L. and Tom P.C. Hamrick, settled large tract of land here. Founded community of Simpson Creek. Were first in area to farm as well as to irrigate crops. Were active in local commerce. Helped . . . — — Map (db m175306) HM
Removed from major roads and railways, early San Saba County residents had limited access to law enforcement and government. Beginning in the mid-1850s, citizens in and around the county formed vigilante mobs to dispatch justice. Although . . . — — Map (db m158122) HM
The United Confederate Veterans (UCV) began in 1889 and grew in popularity following the death and burial of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis a few months later. Camps formed across the South, and annual reunions allowed Confederate . . . — — Map (db m215181) HM