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In 1815 William S. Lockhart and his family came from North Carolina and settled on the bank of the Saline River where the Southwest Trail (Military Road) crossed.

In the spring of 1815, William S. Lockhart and his family came from North Carolina and settled on the bank of the Saline River where the Southwest Trail (Military Road, River Street) crossed. Lockhart's Saline Crossing was the first pioneer settlement in present day Saline County. He was licensed to operate a toll ferry there and in 1831, he was named postmaster at "Saline Crossing." All of the pioneers traveling toward the southwest crossed the river at Lockhart's, including the freedom-fighters going to the Alamo such as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie.

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On May 29 & 30, 2015 the bicentennial celebration and cake cutting was attended by many local residents as well as the thirty (or so) 1800s era reenactors encamped at Saline Crossing.