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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


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

W. A. McQuiddy, "HEXT SPRING," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.