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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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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


County Courthouse

Coleman County has been home to one courthouse built in 1884. In 1952, the courthouse was remodeled into a modern building.

Coleman County Courthouse
County Clerk - Stacey Mendoza
100 W. Live Oak Street, Suite 105
Coleman, TX 76834

Coleman County Government Website

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 [1]

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

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

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).