Details for San Saba Peak (Atlas Number 5333004556)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5333004556

Data

Marker Number 4556
Atlas Number 5333004556
Marker Title San Saba Peak
Index Entry San Saba Peak
Address
City Goldthwaite vicinity
County Mills
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 544804
UTM Northing 3471473
Subject Codes geology; mountains and mountain passes
Marker Year 1986
Designations
Marker Location 7 miles south of Goldthwaite on US 183 right-of-way, in Lady Bird Johnson Roadside Park
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Rising to an altitude of 1,712 feet, San Saba Peak is an oblong promontory with rimrock edges on the north and west sides. The Spanish Governor of Texas, Don Juan Antonio Bustillo y Cevallos, named the ancient landmark in 1732. Tales of lost silver mines have centered on the surrounding area for centuries. Inhabited by early Indians, San Saba Peak has been a landmark for pioneers, surveyors, and cowboys; the site of battles between Indians and early settlers; a signpost on the Fort Phantom Hill supply road; a register for western travelers; and a setting for Easter services. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986