Coleman County, Texas Genealogy

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Coleman County, Texas
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.
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Coleman

Coleman County; PO Box 591; Coleman, TX 76834-0591; Ph. 915.625.2889 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1900, m rec from 1878, land rec from 1849, pro rec from 1876, mil rec from 1918 & ct rec from 1977; Dis Ct has div rec)


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






A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

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

Local Histories



  • 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





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


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