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Gilesburg, TX

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl General Entry

Gilesburg was five miles northeast of Fiskville in north central Travis County. A post office was established there in 1899 with Eugene Victor Giles as postmaster. It was discontinued in 1901, and mail for the community was sent to Austin. A few scattered houses remained in the area in the 1940s.


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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, “Gilesburg, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed April 18, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995