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GAZLEY CREEK. Gazley Creek rises near Royston Hill in southeastern Bastrop County (at 29°59' N, 97°13' W) and runs northeast for four miles to its mouth on the Colorado River at Smithville (at 30°01' N, 97°10' W). It traverses a gradually leveling area of loamy surface soils that support post oak woods and crops. The creek was probably named for Thomas Jefferson Gazley, a pioneer settler in the area.


Bill Moore, Bastrop County, 1691–1900 (Wichita Falls: Nortex, 1977).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"GAZLEY CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.