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).
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