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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>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Coryell County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Coryell County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Coryell County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{TXDC}}  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}
  
<br> <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}
 
  
== County Courthouse<br> ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Coryell County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-coryell.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1854
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| founded date = 4 February
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| seat = Gatesville
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| building image = TexasCoryellCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Coryell County Courthouse<br>PO Box 237<br>Gatesville, TX 76528}}
  
[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>  
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://www.coryellcounty.org/ Coryell County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 237<br> Gatesville, TX 76528<br> Phone: 254.865.5016
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<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>
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 237<br>Gatesville 76528<br>Phone: 254-865-5911<br>Fax: 254-865-8631
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 4<br>Gatesville 76528<br>Phone: 254-865-5911 ext. 291<br>Fax: 254-865-5064<br>
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==== Coryell County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1867
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1854
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== 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 Genealogy|Bell]] and [[McLennan County, Texas Genealogy|McLennan ]]Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Gatesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Ater|place|disp=Ater}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Copperas Cove|place|disp=Copperas Cove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Coryell|place|disp=Coryell}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Fort Hood|place|disp=Fort Hood}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Gatesville|place|disp=Gatesville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Jonesboro|place|disp=Jonesboro}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, King|place|disp=King}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Levita|place|disp=Levita}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Mound|place|disp=Mound}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Oglesby|place|disp=Oglesby}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Pearl|place|disp=Pearl}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Pidcoke|place|disp=Pidcoke}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Purmela|place|disp=Purmela}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Topsey|place|disp=Topsey}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Turnersville|place|disp=Turnersville}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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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Arnett | Ater | Bee House (Boyd's Cove) | Cavitt | Copperas Cove | Coryell City (Rainey's Creek) | Evant (Langford Cove - part in [[Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy|Hamilton]] County)| Flat | Fort Gates | Fort Hood | Gatesville | Ireland | Jonesboro (part in [[Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy|Hamilton]] County) | King | Leon Junction | Levita | Mound | Mountain | Oglesby | Osage | Pancake | Pearl | Pidcoke | Purmela | South Mountain | South Purmelia | The Grove | Topsey | Turnersville | Whitson<br>  
  
 
==== Former Communities<br>  ====
 
==== Former Communities<br>  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]]  
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[[Bell County, Texas Genealogy|Bell]] {{•}} [[Bosque County, Texas Genealogy|Bosque]] {{•}} [[Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy|Hamilton]] {{•}} [[Lampasas County, Texas Genealogy|Lampasas]] {{•}} [[McLennan County, Texas Genealogy|McLennan]]  
*[[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]]  
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<center>{{TXCoryell County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]]  
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*[[Lampasas County, Texas|Lampasas]]  
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*[[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2569 Findagrave.com ]
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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.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Coryell/ListCoryell.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1860= 2666
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|1870= 4124
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|1880= 10924
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|1890= 16873
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|1900= 21308
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|1910= 21703
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|1920= 20601
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|1930= 19999
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|1940= 20226
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|1950= 16284
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|1960= 23961
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|1970= 35311
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|1980= 56767
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|1990= 64213
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|2000= 74978
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|2010= 75388
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}}
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/docket1.htm Court Dockets 1861, 1868-1870] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site  
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*'''1861, 1868-1870''' [http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/docket1.htm Court Dockets] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''History of Coryell County,'' 1965 by Zelma Scott.  
 
*''History of Coryell County,'' 1965 by Zelma Scott.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txcoryell.jpg|400px|Txcoryell.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Gatesville&year=1884&extra_info= Gatesville 1884 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.  
 
*[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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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
Fort Gates,&nbsp;originally Camp&nbsp;Gates, &nbsp;established in 1849 to protect the settlers.  
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*'''1838 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/soldiers.htm Coryell County Soldiers] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.  
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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''Fort Gates originally Camp Gates, established in 1849 to protect the settlers.''
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=====Civil War=====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Coryell}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/births/ Coryell County Births 1926-1934]  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840 - 1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) -  FamilySearch
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*'''1926 - 1934''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/births/ Coryell County Births 1926-1934]
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814 - 1909''' and '''1966 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973 - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ] FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1932 - 1977''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/marriages/derrick.txt Coryell County Marriages 1932-1977] performed by Bro. Dick Derrick  
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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http:/.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. Few certificates are available prior to 1903
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*'''1903 - 1909''' [http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/deaths.htm First Book of Death Records 1903-1909] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.  
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*'''1903 - 1917''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/deaths/early/1903d17.txt Coryell County Deaths 1903-1917]  
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1926 - 1931''' [http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral.htm Earliest Funeral Home Records 1926-1931] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
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*'''1932 - 1936''' [http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral3.htm Funeral Home Records 1932-1936] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/deaths/ Coryell County Deaths 1964-1984]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/deaths/ Coryell County Deaths 1964-1984]  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral.htm Earliest Funeral Home Records 1926-1931] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [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://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral3.htm Funeral Home Records 1932-1936] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
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*'''1977 - 1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[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
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[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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'''Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.'''<br> c/o Waco-McLennan County Library<br> 1717 Austin Avenue<br>Waco, Texas 76701<br> [http://www.ctgs.org/ Website]<br><br>
*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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'''Coryell County Genealogical Society'''<br>811 Main Street<br>Gatesville 76528<br><br>  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Gatesville Public Library'''br&gt;111 N 8th St<br>Gatesville, TX 76528-1461<br>(254)865-5367<br>[http://www.ci.gatesville.tx.us/library] &lt;<br><br>
  
== Web Sites ==
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'''Coryell County Genealogy Society''' <br>Gatesville Public Library<br>111 N 8th Street<br>Gatesville, TX 76528<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfhgs/ Website] <br><br>Copperas Cove
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/ Coryell County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/ Coryell County TXGenWeb site]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Coryell/ Linkpendium - Coryell County] website links
 
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Coryell+Co+TX Coryell County, Texas Old Photos]  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Coryell+Co+TX Coryell County, Texas Old Photos]  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Coryell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Coryell|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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PO Box 237
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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]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 237
Gatesville 76528
Phone: 254-865-5911
Fax: 254-865-8631

District Clerk

P.O. Box 4
Gatesville 76528
Phone: 254-865-5911 ext. 291
Fax: 254-865-5064


Coryell County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867 1854 1860 1854 1854


History

Parent County

1854--Coryell County was created 4 February 1854 from Bell and McLennan Counties.

  • County seat: Gatesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

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

Bell  • Bosque  • Hamilton  • Lampasas  • McLennan

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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.


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18602,666
18704,12454.7%
188010,924164.9%
189016,87354.5%
190021,30826.3%
191021,7031.9%
192020,601−5.1%
193019,999−2.9%
194020,2261.1%
195016,284−19.5%
196023,96147.1%
197035,31147.4%
198056,76760.8%
199064,21313.1%
200074,97816.8%
201075,3880.5%


Church

Court

  • 1861, 1868-1870 Court Dockets 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.


Naturalization and Citizenship

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

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Military

Mexican-American War


Fort Gates originally Camp Gates, established in 1849 to protect the settlers.

Civil War

Online Records

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

Online Probate Records

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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.
c/o Waco-McLennan County Library
1717 Austin Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701
Website

Coryell County Genealogical Society
811 Main Street
Gatesville 76528

Gatesville Public Librarybr>111 N 8th St
Gatesville, TX 76528-1461
(254)865-5367
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Coryell County Genealogy Society
Gatesville Public Library
111 N 8th Street
Gatesville, TX 76528
Website

Copperas Cove

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

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).