Between Rockdale and Thorndale
5-miles southwest of US Hwy. 79 at the
intersection of CR 446-A and CR 446
Marker is in front of the Salty Church
Settled in 1860s; named for Salty Creek cattle
licks. Joseph and Sarah Frasure gave site for
Methodist Church, 1871. Earliest burial in cemetery
was in 1875. Community had school by 1878. Violence
erupted in area in 1880s over barbed wire fencing.
Salty was designated a voting precinct in 1886.
Mail service was initiated 1897. Settlement had
telephones, stores, a barber shop, at least three
doctors. About 1900 the Annual Salty Singing
Convention was founded by A. J. Jackson. This
institution remains, although stores and the school
were closed in the 1940s.
For more info on Salty Cemetery: USGENWEB
Salty Community Church sets open house Sunday
Rockdale Reporter - October 24, 2013
SALTY - An open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Salty
Community Church to celebrate remodeling recently completed, spokesperson Darleen
The open house will include light refreshments and tours of the building. A short
dedication program will be held at 2 p.m. Following the program, a time of visiting
will be held in the church annex.
Salty Community Church is located on County Road 446 approximately four miles from US
“Come and help us celebrate the refurbishing of this historic community landmark,”
2013 - Salty Cemetery Assn.
Salty Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4,
2013 in the Salty Church Annex.
2012 - Salty Cemetery Association Annual Meeting - March 5, 2012 - Salty Church -
For more information call 512-446-0260.
Donations sought for church windows
Salty Cemetery Association is seeking donations to replace the windows in the Salty
Church sanctuary. An estimated $300 is needed for each of the 12 windows.
Memorial donations (any amount) may be made to Salty Church/Cemetery Fund in care of
Rebecca McWilliams, 230 CR 447, Thorndale TX 76577. Designate donation “Window Fund.”
FMI: Rebecca McWilliams, 512-446-6114
Rockdale Reporter - 2014-03-13