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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Saba
San Saba, Texas and Vicinity
▶ San Saba County (11) ▶ Brown County (12) ▶ Burnet County (74) ▶ Lampasas County (13) ▶ Llano County (31) ▶ Mason County (22) ▶ McCulloch County (21) ▶ Mills County (20)
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| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|