Welcome to the City of Smiley Texas.

Smiley, also known as Smiley Lake, is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 87 and Farm Roads 3234 and 108, twenty-five miles south of Gonzales in southwestern Gonzales county.

It was established in the early 1870s, when trader and sheepherder John Smiley settled by a long narrow lake that became known as Smiley’s, Smileys, or Smiley Lake.

The names Smiley Lake and Smiley seem to have been used interchangeably during the early years, but by 1900 the community was labeled Smiley on maps.

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