Garden Valley, Texas

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Garden Valley, Texas
Unincorporated community
Garden Valley is located in Texas
Garden Valley
Garden Valley
Coordinates: 32°31′34″N 95°32′33″W / 32.52611°N 95.54250°W / 32.52611; -95.54250Coordinates: 32°31′34″N 95°32′33″W / 32.52611°N 95.54250°W / 32.52611; -95.54250
Country United States
State Texas
County Smith
Elevation 591 ft (180 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 430 & 903
GNIS feature ID 2034667[1]

Garden Valley is a crossroads community about seven miles west of Lindale, Texas.[2][1] It is seventy-nine miles east of Dallas.

Historically, prior to the formation of nearby town of Van (6 miles west of Garden Valley) in the late 1920s when oil was discovered there, Garden Valley was a town with a post office, stage coach station and a hotel.[3] Today there is only one stop sign in the community's center with no businesses or public buildings. The city had a population of 150 people in 2000.

Garden Valley is headquarters of Christian ministries like Mercy Ships [4] and the Youth With A Mission America Office.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Garden Valley, Texas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Smith County Historical Society, Historical Atlas of Smith County (Tyler, Texas: Tyler Print Shop, 1965)
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  4. ^ "Mercy Ships". Mercy Ships. 2015. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "YWAM America Office, Texas". YWAM. 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015.