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Historical Markers in San Saba County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of San Saba County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg San Saba County, TX (22) Brown County, TX (14) Burnet County, TX (77) Lampasas County, TX (58) Llano County, TX (36) Mason County, TX (22) McCulloch County, TX (21) Mills County, TX (20)  SanSabaCounty(22) San Saba County (22)  BrownCounty(14) Brown County (14)  BurnetCounty(77) Burnet County (77)  LampasasCounty(58) Lampasas County (58)  LlanoCounty(36) Llano County (36)  MasonCounty(22) Mason County (22)  McCullochCounty(21) McCulloch County (21)  MillsCounty(20) Mills County (20)
San Saba is the county seat for San Saba County
Adjacent to San Saba County, Texas
      Brown County (14)  
      Burnet County (77)  
      Lampasas County (58)  
      Llano County (36)  
      Mason County (22)  
      McCulloch County (21)  
      Mills County (20)  
 
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1Texas (San Saba County), Cherokee — 4846 — Site of Old Behrns West Texas Normal and Business College
​ 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
2Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 16862 — Alma Ward Hamrick(1896 - 1974)
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
3Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — Beveridge Bridge, San Saba CountyTexas Historic Bridge
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
4Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 17736 — Estep-Burleson Building
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
5Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 1672 — First Baptist Church of San Saba
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
6Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 1743 — First Methodist Church
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
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7Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — Galloway
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
8Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 15578 — Harris Cemetery
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
9Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 18403 — James Louis & Eleanor Austin Baker
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
10Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 2784 — 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 . . . Map (db m175298) HM
11Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 3379 — Mill Pond House
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
12Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 4554 — San Saba
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
13Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 17195 — San Saba Cemetery
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
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14Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 12188 — San Saba Church of Christ
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
15Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 15199 — San Saba County Courthouse
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
16Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 4555 — San Saba County Jail
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
17Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 12189 — San Saba Lodge No. 225, A.F. & A.M
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
18Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 17113 — San Saba Lodge No. 612, A.F. & A.M.
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
19Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 4712 — Sion Record BostickAbout 276 yards to the west is grave of — (December 7, 1819 - October 15, 1902) —
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
20Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 307 — Site of Barnett-Hamrick Settlement1855 - 1895
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
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21Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 14756 — The Texas Rangers and the San Saba Mob
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
22Texas (San Saba County), San Saba — 5738 — Wedding Oak
A legendary Indian site, popular into the 1900s, Wedding Oak sheltered many marriage services. Three occurred in one day, Dec. 24, 1911.Map (db m175294) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022