GALVAN CREEK. Galvan Creek rises in south central Bexar county (at 29°11' N, 98°34' W) and runs southeast for 27½ miles to its mouth on the Atascosa River, just east of Pleasanton in Atascosa County (at 28°58' N, 98°27' W). Near the creek's source the terrain is flat to rolling with local escarpments, surfaced by mostly deep, fine sandy loams that support brush and grasses. Closer to the creek's mouth locally active dune blowout areas begin to appear, and bunch grasses grow in the sand along the creek banks. Land in the area is left as forest or cultivated as dry crop land. Galvan Creek was known as Arroyo de Galvan untilaround 1879. The area was settled as early as 1858, and in the 1870s the creek had a steam gristmill on its banks about six miles north of Pleasanton.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Galvan Creek," accessed December 08, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbg04.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.