Salado Springs (Historic Site #6)
Gushing limestone springs, abundant fish, flowers, and trees have made the banks of Salado Creek a good home site. Indians camped beside a stream; Spanish explorers names it. The first Anglo-American settler was Archibald Willingham in 1851 built a log cabin. The College and town of Salado were built on a creek in 1860. The creek once had 8 mills, thus was the 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. (RTHL)
THIS IS A STOP ON THE SALADO HISTORIC LANDMARKS TOUR – PLEASE RESPECT THE PROPERTY OF ANY PRIVATE BUSINESS OR RESIDENTS AT THIS LANDMARK.
Salado, TX 76571