Settled in 1854, San Saba was named for the scenic river on which it is located. It is the seat of San Saba County, in an agricultural area that produces wool, mohair and livestock. The city also is known for its pecan crops, which are shipped worldwide. The San Saba and Colorado rivers are popular with campers and anglers. During autumn-winter seasons, hunters take white-tailed deer, wild turkey, squirrel and native game birds.