Gander Slu

Gander Slu, near Sullivan in eastern Guadalupe County, was from 1859 to 1866 the site of a post office called Barrowsdale, after Dr. Leonard Barrow. Oil was discovered in the area in 1922. The landowner, a Mr. Allen, suggested the name Allensville for the community that grew up around the oilfield, but one of the workers suggested "Gander Slough," a play on the name of the Goose Creek oilfield. The worker put up a sign with the spelling "Slu." The population was twenty-five in 1945, when the settlement included a few houses, a cemetery, and oil pumps. Gander Slu was not shown on county highway maps in 1987.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Associated Names

  • [-Slue]
  • (Barrowsdale)

Locations

  • Latitude
    29.68388600
    Longitude
    -97.76545100

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