Sarahville de Viesca
Sarahville de Viesca, located at the falls of the Brazos on the west bank of the river four miles southwest of the site of present Marlin, was founded in 1834 by Sterling C. Robertson and named for his mother, Mrs. Sarah (Maclin) Robertson, and for Agustín de Viesca. It was the site of the land office for Robertson's colony. Fort Viesca, later known as Fort Milam, was built at Sarahville de Viesca for the protection of the settlers. After reaching a population of approximately 200, the community was abandoned in 1836 as a result of Indian hostilities and the approach of the Mexican army.
Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.
Malcolm D. McLean | © Texas State Historical Association
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