Cave Creek, TX (Coryell County)


By: Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

Type: General Entry

Published: December 1, 1994


Cave Creek was a small rural community ten miles north of Gatesville in northern Coryell County. It was nicknamed Peruna or Perunie after a patented medicine, high in alcohol content, which was sold at the general store. On paper the Cave Creek community had a post office called Peruna from July until October 1899, but the office was never in operation. The Cave Creek school had twenty-nine students and one teacher in 1904; it was consolidated with the White Hall school in 1929. The community was not shown on county highway maps in the 1980s.

Coryell County Genealogical Society, Coryell County, Texas, Families, 1854–1985 (Dallas: Taylor, 1986).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, “Cave Creek, TX (Coryell County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/cave-creek-tx-coryell-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994

Place
Cave Creek
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Coryell County
Associated Names

Peruna

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.56460540°
  • Longitude: -97.72224470°