Gladys

Gladys, Texas, is located in the peaceful Clear Creek valley in eastern Montague County, about six miles south of Saint Jo, Texas, on Farm Road 677 at the intersection with Littlefield Road. The community grew up around the farm of Daniel Leatherwood who came with his family from Tennessee and settled the area in 1862, building a log cabin with a "travelers room" rest stop. A member of the family, John Leatherwood, was killed in the Kiowa Indian raid of January 5 and 6, 1868, that ravaged the valley and the nearby stream course of Willa Walla Creek and resulted in the deaths of some fifteen settlers.

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

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Locations

  • Latitude
    33.61760710
    Longitude
    -97.51669170

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