Coleman County, Texas

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Coleman County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}  
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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]] Coleman County'' <br>
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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Coleman County has been home to one courthouse built in 1884. In 1952, the courthouse was remodeled into a modern building.
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Coleman County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Stacey Mendoza<br>100 W. Live Oak Street, Suite 105<br>Coleman, TX 76834
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== County Courthouse ==
  
[http://www.co.coleman.tx.us/ips/cms Coleman County Government Website]  
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[http://www.co.coleman.tx.us/ips/cms Coleman County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 591<br> Coleman, TX 76834-0591<br> Phone: 915.625.2889&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1900, <br>marriage records from 1878, land records from 1849, <br>probate records from 1876, military records from 1918 <br>and court records from 1977; District Court has divorce<br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coleman 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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Coleman County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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*Trickham Cemetery in Coleman County is included ''Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement'' updated 1970-2002. Available from the [http://www.browncountyhistory.org/books.html Brown County Historical Society]
 
*Trickham Cemetery in Coleman County is included ''Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement'' updated 1970-2002. Available from the [http://www.browncountyhistory.org/books.html Brown County Historical Society]
  
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==== Church  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Texas, Coleman County, Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Collection)|Texas, Coleman County, Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Coleman County.
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
 
*Coleman News &amp; DV <br>208 West Pecan Street <br>Coleman, TX&nbsp;76834&nbsp; <br>Website: [http://www.colemannews.com/ colemannews.com]  
 
*Coleman News &amp; DV <br>208 West Pecan Street <br>Coleman, TX&nbsp;76834&nbsp; <br>Website: [http://www.colemannews.com/ colemannews.com]  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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/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.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964f 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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.cocohico.webs.com/ Coleman County Historical Commission]  
 
*[http://www.cocohico.webs.com/ Coleman County Historical Commission]  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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Coleman County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Coleman County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Coleman
Courthouse
 


Contents

County Courthouse

Coleman County Courthouse
PO Box 591
Coleman, TX 76834-0591
Phone: 915.625.2889 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1900,
marriage records from 1878, land records from 1849,
probate records from 1876, military records from 1918
and court records from 1977; District Court has divorce
records[1]

History

The federal highways that cross the county follow the Jingle Bob Cattle Trail and the Van Dorn Military Road, which followed old buffalo trails.

Parent County

1858--Coleman County was created 1 February 1858 from Travis and Brown Counties. County seat: Coleman [2]

The county was named for Robert M. Coleman (ca. 1799-1837), Indian fighter, soldier at the battle of San Jacinto and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, was born in Kentucky about 1799. He moved to Texas in 1831 and settled in what is now Bastrop County.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Coleman County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Burkett | Coleman | Goldsboro | Gouldbusk | Novice | Rockwood | Santa Anna | Talpa | Valera | Voss

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Texas, Coleman County, Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

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), Coleman 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).