Gilleland Creek

Gilleland Creek was a community near Farm Road 969 twelve miles east of Austin in eastern Travis County. It was named for its location on Gilleland Creek, which in turn had been named for the James Gilleland family, early landowners in the area. A post office, with Stephen Boyce as the first postmaster, opened at Gilleland Creek in 1849 but was discontinued during the Civil War and not reopened. Residents still in the area in the 1880s probably became part of the Garfield community.

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Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl | © TSHA

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

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Adoption Status:
This place has been adopted and will not be available until March 1, 2028
Adopted by:
The fifth generation Texans and the oldest children Gary Gilleland
Dedication Message:
In honor of all of the Gilleland ancestors who sacrificed to settle Texas wilderness for their descendants

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Gilleland Creek is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Gilleland Creek is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [Gilliland-]


Latitude: 30.25048860
Longitude: -97.54694410

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated