Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


SANDIES CREEK (Guadalupe County). Sandies Creek, formerly known as Castleman Creek, rises in eastern Guadalupe County (at 29°27' N, 97°54' W) and runs southeast across the full length of southern Gonzales County to its mouth on the Guadalupe River, a mile northwest of Cuerro in DeWitt County (at 29°06' N, 97°20' W). The tributaries of the stream include Rocky and Five Mile creeks. In October 1835 Gonzales men buried the famous Gonzales "Come and Take It" cannon on the banks of Sandies Creek during the revolutionary army's advance on San Antonio de Béxar. There the tiny cannon remained until a 1936 flood unearthed it. The flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by the sand that gives the creek its name. The vegetation consists of hardwoods, pines, mesquite, and a variety of grasses.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"SANDIES CREEK (GUADALUPE COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.