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Milam County, Texas - Historical Markers


Salty Community

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Marker TitleSalty Community
LocationThe marker is located about 5-miles southwest of US Hwy. 79 at the intersection of CR 446-A and CR 446 standing in front of the Salty Church
Citynear Thorndale
Year Marker Erected1971
Text on MarkerSettled in 1860s; named for Salty Creek, cattle licks. Joseph and Sarah Frasure gave site for Methodist Church, 1871. Earliest burial in cemetery was in 1875. Community had school by 1878. Violence erupted in area in 1880s over barbed wire fencing. Salty was designated a voting precinct in 1886. Mail service was initiated 1897. Settlement had telephones, stores, a barber shop, at least three doctors. About 1900 the Annual Salty Singing Convention was founded by A. J. Jackson. This institution remains, although stores and the school were closed in the 1940s.
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003


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Created on 27 July 2003 and last revised on 21 Apr 2004.