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San Saba County Texas

San Saba County was organized in 1856 from Bexar County and was named for the San Saba River which runs through the county. The act establishing the county was passed by the Sixth Legislature and approved on February 1, 1856.  

The original boundaries of the county were confirmed by the Seventh Legislature in 1858. During the Civil War the citizens of San Saba County supported the Confederacy. Although they held relatively few slaves, they favored states' rights. The majority of San Sabans who served in the Confederate forces were in the regiment of Col. James E. McCord. Their primary assignment was to protect the frontier, and they used Camp San Saba, a ranger station in McCulloch County, as their base of operations.

In 1886 the Santa Fe Railroad completed a line that came within twenty-one miles of the town of San Saba, but it was twenty-five years before railroad officials were convinced that San Saba's level of agricultural production merited the extension of the line to the county seat.  Other towns founded at this time included Richland Springs, Sloan, Deer Creek, Colony, Harkeyville, and San Saba.   Cherokee, Harmony Ridge, Holt, and Bend developed over the next twenty years.   

The first newspaper in West Texas was the San Saba County News, which was founded on January 1, 1873. The paper continued operating into the twentieth century, and in 1960 it merged with the San Saba Star, which was established in 1902. It was still being published as the San Saba News and Star in the late 1980s.
 [Excerpted from :  Victoria S. Murphy, "SAN SABA COUNTY," Handbook of Texas Online; Published by the Texas State Historical Association.]

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Website Updates:
Apr 2018: Sick List News: VERNOR; Death News: TAYLOR; Crime News: BROWN; Marriage News: BROWN, MCCARTY, MARTIN, MEREDITH, ARMENTROUT
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Jun 2017: County Records: 1900 Fugitives from Justice
Jan 2017: Sick List News: HINTON; Marriage News: HULL, BAKER
Aug 2016: County Records: 1891 Fugitives from Justice; Death News: GRAY
May 2016: County Records: 1916 County Officers
Feb 2016: World War 1 Honor Roll

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