Community of Valley Spring
Llano County, Texas
30 51.461' N 98 49.162' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of CR-408 and SH-71. Go 100 yards north on SH-71. The marker is on the left (west) side of the road.
Text: O. C. J. Phillips, first settler, arrived in 1853. Whistleville combined with Bugscuffle to form Valley Spring, with post office established 1878. This was birthplace of James Field Smathers (1888-1967), inventor of electric typewriter.