SATURN, TEXAS. Saturn, on State Highway 97 in northeastern Gonzales County, was originally called Possum Trot. The town secured a post office in 1902, but the office was closed in 1914. That year the settlement of some thirty-five residents included a general store, a gin, a blacksmith shop, a grocery, and a telephone connection. Population figures were thereafter unavailable until 1965, when fifteen residents were reported there. That population continued to be reported through 2000. The 2003 county highway map showed only a cemetery at the townsite.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Stephen L. Hardin, "SATURN, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hns23), accessed May 25, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.