- JOIN | SUPPORT TSHA
HAM'S HOLE. Ham's Hole is a natural spring at the head of Ham Creek 5½ miles east of Cleburne State Recreational Park in southwestern Johnson County. George W. Kendall mentioned it in his account of the Texan Santa Fe expedition and David Porter Smythe, who visited the site in 1852, called the 150-foot-long and thirty-foot-wide limestone pot-hole a "very remarkable natural reservoir." The ledge from which the spring rises resembles an immense bathtub. Ham's Hole was a popular picnic and camping spot around 1900.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:George Wilkins Kendall, Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition (2 vols., New York: Harper, 1844; rpts. Austin: Steck, 1935; n.p.: Readex, 1966).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Ham's Hole," accessed April 28, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rph01.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.