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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)

    Where to Stay - Richland Springs Area Hotels
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    Richland Springs Texas - First Christian Church
    First Christian Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2010

    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
    More Texas Banks
    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
    More Texas Gas Stations
    Richland Springs Tx - Closed 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
    More Texas Stores
    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
    More Texas Post Offices
    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
    More Texas Water Towers
    Visit Cotton Belt Road Bridge
    Over Richland Creek 5.5 miles E of Richland Springs

    Where to Stay - Richland Springs Area Hotels
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