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MERCER'S BLUFF. Mercer's Bluff is on the San Gabriel River six miles up river from the community of San Gabriel in western Milam County. It was named for Peter Mercer, who was killed by Indians and whose body supposedly fell off the bluff into the river.


Lelia M. Batte, History of Milam County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1956).


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

"MERCER'S BLUFF," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 14, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.