San Saba County Historical Commission

Historical Markers

Site of Barnett-Hamrick Settlement, 1855-1895

4 miles East of San Saba on US 190

“John W. Barnett and family with sons-in-law, Burrell L. and Tom P. L. Hamrick settled large tract of land here. Founded community of Simpson Creek. Were first in area to farm as well to irrigate crops. Were active in local commerce. Helped organize county. First camp meeting and one of first schools were held here.”