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HEXT SPRING. Hext Spring is near the bridge on Farm Road 501 that crosses Cherokee Creek four miles west of Cherokee in southern San Saba County (at 30°59' N, 98°46' W). It was named for Joseph Hext, who moved there in 1853. The springwater, measured at 1,115 gallons per minute, flows over a rock dam built by Sam Hext, an ex-slave who accompanied Joseph. The spring has been used, with the owners' permission, by the Cherokee community as a site for festive occasions.

W. A. McQuiddy

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W. A. McQuiddy, "HEXT SPRING," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.