ⓘ Sarahville de Viesca, Texas

                                     

ⓘ Sarahville de Viesca, Texas

Sarahville de Viesca or Fort Milam or Bucksnort is a ghost town in Falls County, Texas, United States. The settlement was established in 1834 by Sterling C. Robertson and named for his mother Mrs. Sarah Robertson and Agustin Viesca, the Mexican governor of Coahuila y Tejas. The site was located at the falls of the Brazos River, where the river formerly dropped 10 feet and where a well-used ford was located. The town was temporarily deserted in 1836 during the Runaway Scrape and permanently abandoned soon afterward because of native American raids. Fort Milam was built on the west-bank site but abandoned a few years later in favor of the town of Bucksnort which occupied the east bank. Bucksnort vanished when the nearby town of Marlin was founded. There is a county park and historical marker located where Farm to Market Road 712 crosses the Brazos south of Marlin.

                                     
  • called Buck Snort Mimosa, Tennessee, Lincoln County, formerly called Bucksnort Sarahville de Viesca Texas Falls County, ghost town also called Bucksnort
  • was born in Madison County, Alabama. He came to Texas in 1832 and settled near Sarahville de Viesca Texas in Robertson s Colony. John was granted a league
  • County, with the capital named Sarahville de Viesca after Robertson s mother Sarah Maclin Robertson, and Governor Viesca It was located near present - day
  • Mississippi. He named the capital of the Nashville colony Sarahville de Viesca Fort Viesca was built in 1834, with a name change to Fort Milam in 1835