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SAN SABA HISTORIC CHURCHES
San Saba, Texas

First Methodist Church

First Baptist Church of San Saba
100% marble First Methodist Church, San Saba, Texas
Photo Courtesy Michael Hattrick, Poulsbo, Washington
San Saba's (100% Marble) First Methodist Church
204 W. Brown Street, San Saba
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Historical Marker Text

First Methodist Church

Organized 1856 in area so wild that church gave missionary a $50 revolver, $125 horse. On this site, first frame church, 1882. Present building, 1914-1919. San Saba marble. Said to be only all-marble Methodist church in U.S.

Historical Marker Text
208 W. Wallace, San Saba

First Baptist Church of San Saba

Prior to the establishment of the town of San Saba, a group of citizens formed a Baptist congregation which met in homes three miles east on Simpson Creek. Formed in 1856, the congregation was served by missionary preacher T. Howard (1817-1882). The members agreed to move their church to town as soon as the site was determined. When the first San Saba Courthouse was completed in 1857, the Baptist congregation began meeting there, continuing until 1878, when they met in a small schoolhouse. In 1883, under the guidance of The Rev. McHenry Seal (1877-1957), a church building was erected at 307 E. Storey Street. A parsonage was added in 1899. Both structures were destroyed by fire in 1923. A building fund was started, and in 1924 the present site was acquired and a new church was begun. The basement construction was of marble donated by a local quarry, which closed due to financial troubles. The building was completed using red brick. A native stone parsonage was built in 1932. In 1947, an educational facility was added, using converted barracks purchased from Fort Hood. A new educational wing was built in 1973, and the sanctuary was remodeled in 1982.

Church of Christ,  San Saba, Texas
1948 Postcard courtesy www.rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/
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