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RICHLAND SPRING, TEXAS

San Saba County, Texas Hill Country

Highway 190
15 Miles NW of San Saba
28 Miles NE of Brady
Population: 350 (2000)

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Richland Springs Texas - First Christian Church
First Christian Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
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History in a Pecan Shell

Jackson J. Brown is credited with being the first resident when he brought his family here in 1854. Fort Duncan (a non-military installation) was built here for protection in the late 1850s but was not used after the threat was gone.

In 1868 Richland Springs’ first school was built and named after Jackson Brown. In 1877 a post office opened in a local store. The 1890 population was 150 and the town got its own newspaper in 1905.

A connection to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway was completed in 1911, allowing passengers to travel to Galveston, Amarillo and the rest of the United States via of the railroad’s main line.

Richland Springs entered the Great Depression with a population nearing 500 and it wasn’t until the early 50s when it reached 600. The town was hit by a severe drought in the early 50s and by the early 60s, the population was down by almost half. The population was 420 in 1982 which has since declined to 320 for the 2000 census.

A Visit to Richland Springs:

Richland Springs Tx - 1910 First State Bank Building
The 1910 First State Bank Building
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
Richland Springs Tx - 1910 First State Bank Building  historical marker
First State Bank Building historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
Richland Springs Tx - 1910 First State Bank Building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
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Cotton Belt Road Bridge, Richland Springs Texas
Photo courtesy Judy McBride, November 2006
Cotton Belt Road Bridge
Over Richland Creek 5.5 miles E of
Richland Springs
Richland Springs Tx - Shell of a building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
Richland Springs Tx - Closed gas station
Closed gas station
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
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Richland Springs Tx - Closed restaurant
Restaurant for Sale
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
Richland Springs Tx - Community Center
Richland Springs Community Center
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
Richland Springs Tx - Corner Store
Corner Store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
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Richland Springs Tx - Hall Produce
Hall Produce
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
Richland Springs Tx - Post Office
Richland Springs Post Office
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
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Richland Springs Tx - City Limit
Entering Richland Springs City Limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
Richland Springs Tx - Water Tower
Richland Springs Water Tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010
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See Cotton Belt Road Bridge
Over Richland Creek
5.5 miles E of Richland Springs

Richand Spring, Texas Area Towns:
San Saba | Brady
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