County Seat – San Saba
Built – 1911
Architect – Chamberlin & Col.
Style – Texas Renaissance
Photos taken – October 15, 2004
go to San Saba Townsquare
go to Regency Bridge
Pecan capital of Texas – or at least that’s what it seems. The pecan does seem to have a special place in the local economy. I had recently been offered a job, and so I told Clem that this was probably our only chance to get in a long weekend courthouse trip. I wanted to stay close to home so I called the State Park system and they had nothing at Guadalupe, Perdanales or Inks Lake parks. They did offer, however, that there was apace available at Black Rock – a LCRA park. As it turned out, it is a small, but well- situated park on Lake Buchanon. There were only about 20 0 25 camp sites – and only 3 of those had full connections. We enjoyed it enough, that we’ve returned 2 or 3 other trips.
The first courthouse we visited was San Saba. As mentioned earlier, San Saba is know for its’ pecan crops and products. The courthouse was neat, but not necessarily spectacular. The cupola was nice – and different, with a working clock. Inside the courthouse was the first time we saw the state courthouse posted. We went ahead and ordered 2 from the Ag extension office. If you don’t have that poster, you should consider going on line to purchase your own copy.
While in San Saba, we were given the idea of visiting the Regency bridge.