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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>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Coryell County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Fort Gate established in 1849 to protect the settlers.  
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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  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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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'''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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== 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  ====
  
*[[Bell_County,_Texas|Bell]]
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*[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]]  
*[[Hamilton_County,_Texas|Hamilton]]
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*[[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]]
*[[Lampasas_County,_Texas|Lampasas]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]]  
*[[McLennan_County,_Texas|McLennan]]
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*[[Lampasas County, Texas|Lampasas]]  
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*[[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|487642|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Coryell+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Coryell/ListCoryell.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/docket1.htm Court Dockets 1861, 1868-1870] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site
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==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County 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  ====
 
==== 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  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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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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==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Coryell}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== 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]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193319&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Coryell&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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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

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.


Church

Court

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

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Coryell County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas 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

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Coryell County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Probate

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

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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