Salado Creek

Salado Creek (HMJD5)

Location: Salado, TX 76571 Bell County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 56.593', W 97° 32.242'

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Gushing limestone springs, abundant fish, flowers, and trees have long made the banks of Salado Creek a good home site.

Indians camped beside stream; Spanish explorers named it; the first Anglo-American settler was Archibald Willingham, 1851.

College and town of Salado were built on creek, 1860. Stream once had 8 mills, thus was county industrial center. Chisholm Cattle Trail crossed it, as did Dallas-San Antonio Stage Line.

The 35-mile creek is one of many which rise at the Balcones Fault—an outstanding North American region of springs.
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HM NumberHMJD5
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Marker Number4493
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 639721 N 3424226
Decimal Degrees30.94321667, -97.53736667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 56.593', W 97° 32.242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 56' 35.58" N, 97° 32' 14.52" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 380 S Main St, Salado TX 76571, US
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