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Guide to Coleman County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Coleman
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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

Local histories are available for Coleman County, Texas. 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.

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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or ordered electronically online

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).

 

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