Coryell County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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]


Parent County

1854--Coryell County was created 4 February 1854 from Bell and McLennan Counties. County seat: Gatesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


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





Court Dockets 1861, 1868-1870 from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site


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.



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

Coryell County Soldiers from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  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).