Gillis Springs

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Gillis Springs, formerly Willow Spring, is a historical spring, two miles, (3 km) northwest of California Spring in Val Verde County, Texas.[1]

Willow Spring was 16.39 miles, (26 km), south of Fort Hudson and the second crossing of the Devils River on the San Antonio-El Paso Road. It was the last water for travelers from the east on the road before Dead Mans Pass.[2][3] The water of Gillis Springs, that flowed out of the Boquillas limestone, dried up in recent times.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gillis Springs
  2. ^ a b Gunnar M. Brune, Springs of Texas, Volume 1, Texas A&M University Press, 2002, p.455
  3. ^ Table of distances from Texas Almanac, 1859, Book, ca. 1859; digital images, ( accessed November 12, 2013), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Texas State Historical Association, Denton, Texas

Coordinates: 29°43′31″N 101°02′31″W / 29.72528°N 101.04194°W / 29.72528; -101.04194