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SATURN, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Gonzales County, Central Texas South

Highway 97
Halfway between Waelder and Gonzales
Population: Unknown

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TX - Saturn Cemetery
Saturn Cemetery
Historic Texas Cemetery

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2014

History in a Pecan Shell

Originally called Possum Trot, the town was granted a post office which was open from 1902, through 1914. It's assumed that the name was under Saturn and not Possum Trot since postal authorities were known to hold decorum over quaint.

The only population figures available were from 1914 when 35 Saturnites resided there. Saturn had a telephone connection to Gonzales plus a general store, grocery and blacksmith. By 1965, there were only an estimated 15 people living there and that number was repeated throughout 1990 and 2000.

The county highway map shows a cemetery at Saturn and there is a community building as well.
TX - Saturn Cemetery Historical Marker
Saturn Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2014
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Saturn TX - Church
Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2014
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Saturn TX - Outhouse
Outhouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, June 2014
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TX  Gonzales  County 1907 Postal Map
Gonzales County 1907 Postal Map showing Saturn
(NE of Gonzales) near Caldwell County line

Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Saturn, Texas
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