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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Coryell County'' <br>
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; Coryell County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Coryell County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://www.coryellcounty.org/ Coryell County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 237<br> Gatesville, TX 76528<br> Phone: 254.865.5016&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and court and land records from 1854<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coryell County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1854--'''Coryell County was created 4 February 1854 from [[Bell County, Texas|Bell]] and [[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Gatesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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Arnett | Ater | Bee House (Boyd's Cove) | Cavitt | Copperas Cove | Coryell City (Rainey's Creek) | Evant (Langford Cove - part in [[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]] County)| Flat | Fort Gates | Fort Hood | Gatesville | Ireland | Jonesboro (part in [[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]] County) | King | Leon Junction | Levita | Mound | Mountain | Oglesby | Osage | Pancake | Pearl | Pidcoke | Purmela | South Mountain | South Purmelia | The Grove | Topsey | Turnersville | Whitson<br>
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==== Former Communities<br>  ====
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Henson's Creek | Spring Hill | Station Creek | Turnover | Lincolnville <br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]]
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*[[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]]
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*[[Lampasas County, Texas|Lampasas]]
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*[[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/docket1.htm Court Dockets 1861, 1868-1870] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''History of Coryell County,'' 1965 by Zelma Scott.
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*''Coryell County, Texas, Families, 1854–1985,'' published 1986, by the Coryell County Genealogical Society.
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*''Copperas Cove, City of Five Hills: A Centennial History,'' 1980, by Jerry K. Smith and Patrick D. McLaughlin.<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Gatesville&year=1884&extra_info= Gatesville 1884 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Fort Gates,&nbsp;originally Camp&nbsp;Gates, &nbsp;established in 1849 to protect the settlers.
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[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/soldiers.htm Coryell County Soldiers] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/births/ Coryell County Births 1926-1934]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/marriages/derrick.txt Coryell County Marriages 1932-1977] performed by Bro. Dick Derrick
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/deaths.htm First Book of Death Records 1903-1909] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/deaths2.htm Deaths 1909-1917] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/deaths/early/1903d17.txt Coryell County Deaths 1903-1917]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/deaths/ Coryell County Deaths 1964-1984]
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral.htm Earliest Funeral Home Records 1926-1931] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral3.htm Funeral Home Records 1932-1936] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903
  
== Townships and Cities ==
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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*[http://www.ci.gatesville.tx.us/library Gatesville Public Library] <br>111 N 8th St<br>Gatesville, TX 76528-1461<br>(254)865-5367<br>
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*Coryell County Genealogy Society <br>Gatesville Public Library<br>111 N 8th Street<br>Gatesville, TX 76528<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfhgs/ Five Hills Genealogical Society] <br>Copperas Cove
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/ Coryell County TXGenWeb site]
*Family History Library Catalog. Salt Lake City, Utah.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Coryell/ Linkpendium - Coryell County] website links
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*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Coryell+Co+TX Coryell County, Texas Old Photos]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Coryell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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County Courthouse

Coryell County Courthouse
PO Box 237
Gatesville, TX 76528
Phone: 254.865.5016 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and court and land records from 1854[1]

History

Parent County

1854--Coryell County was created 4 February 1854 from Bell and McLennan Counties. County seat: Gatesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Arnett | Ater | Bee House (Boyd's Cove) | Cavitt | Copperas Cove | Coryell City (Rainey's Creek) | Evant (Langford Cove - part in Hamilton County)| Flat | Fort Gates | Fort Hood | Gatesville | Ireland | Jonesboro (part in Hamilton County) | King | Leon Junction | Levita | Mound | Mountain | Oglesby | Osage | Pancake | Pearl | Pidcoke | Purmela | South Mountain | South Purmelia | The Grove | Topsey | Turnersville | Whitson

Former Communities

Henson's Creek | Spring Hill | Station Creek | Turnover | Lincolnville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Court Dockets 1861, 1868-1870 from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site

Land

Local Histories

  • History of Coryell County, 1965 by Zelma Scott.
  • Coryell County, Texas, Families, 1854–1985, published 1986, by the Coryell County Genealogical Society.
  • Copperas Cove, City of Five Hills: A Centennial History, 1980, by Jerry K. Smith and Patrick D. McLaughlin.

Maps

Military

Fort Gates, originally Camp Gates,  established in 1849 to protect the settlers.

Coryell County Soldiers from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coryell County, Texas. Page 661 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

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