San Saba County Historical Commission

Historical Markers

Mill Pond House

Mill Pond Park, just north of the Mill Pond, E. City Limits, San Saba (where E. Commerce meets S. Mill and Doug Sullivan).

 “Structure of great value to community in early days. Erected about 1875 by John H. ("Shorty") Brown (1817-96), one of founders of San Saba, in 1850s. This building housed machinery of gristmill (which ground corn meal, for bread) and a cotton gin. It was run by water power supplied by San Saba Springs. After mill was in disuse, city water system machinery was housed here. San Saba Garden Club restored the building after acquisition, 1956.”