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CORYELL CITY, TEXAS

Coryell County, Central Texas North

FM 929
10 Miles NE of Gatesville the county seat
14 miles W of Crawford
30 miles W of Waco
S of Meridian
SE of Hamilton
Population: 125 (estimate given since the late 60s)

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Canaan Church near Coryell City Texas
Canaan Church near Coryell City
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2004
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History in a Pecan Shell

In the mid 1850s, the community was once known as Rainey's Creek. A post office using that name opened in 1857. Just before the Civil War, a few hundred people (about 70 families) lived in the community which became Coryell in the early 1870s.

By the 1880s Coryell had two gins, a school and church, but the population remained about the same. It reached its high-water mark of 406 in 1939 but fell to just 150 by 1943. The post office closed in 1958 and from the late 60s through 1990, the population was given as 125.
TX Coryell County 1907 Postal Map

Coryell County 1907 Postal Map showing Coryell NE of Gatesville
near McLennan & Bosque county lines
Courtesy Texas General Land Office


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Coryell City, Texas Nearby Cities & Towns:
Gatesville the county seat
Waco
Meridian
Hamilton
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