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COLEMAN COUNTY, TEXAS

31 46' 12" N, 99 27' 0" W (31.77, -99.45)
Population: 8,420 est. (2016)
8,895 (2010) 9,235 (2000) 9,710 (1990)
Total area: 1,281 square miles (3,320 km2)
1,281 square miles (3,320 km2) land
19 square miles (49 km2) (1.5%) water

Coleman County Topics

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  • Coleman County TX
    Contiguous Counties:
    Callahan County (N) Brown County (E) McCulloch County (S) Concho County (SW) Runnels County (W) Taylor County (NW)

    Coleman County History

    (from 1936 Texas Centennial Marker - 0.6 mile N of Coleman on US 84)

    In early Texas had Apache, Comanche, Kiowa camps and mountain lookouts. White settlement began at Camp Colorado, U.S. 2nd Cavalry Post on Jim Ned Creek, 1857.

    County was created Feb. 1, 1858. Named for Robert M. Coleman (1799-1837), a signer of Texas Declaration of Independence and a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. To south part of county, 1862, came John Chisum, to raise cattle to be furnished to Confederate troops fighting Civil War.

    County was organized Oct. 6, 1864.
    Courts first met at Camp Colorado.
    Coleman was approved as county seat April 28, 1876.

    Coleman County Courthouse
    Coleman County Courthouse
    Coleman County Courthouse
    Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson

    Coleman County Town List

    Cities, Towns & Ghost Towns: History, attractions, landmarks, architecture, monuments, museums, cemeteries, bridges, parks, vintage & contemporary images, area destinations, hotels, and forum.

    County Seat - Coleman
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  • Fisk
  • Flat Top ghost town
  • Glen Cove
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  • Mozelle ghost town
  • Novice
  • Rich Coffey ghost town
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  • Rockwood ghost town
  • Santa Anna
  • Shields ghost town
  • Silver Valley ghost town
  • Talpa ghost town
  • Trickham ghost town
  • Tyro
  • Valera ghost town
  • Voss ghost town
  • Whon ghost town

  • Coleman County Vintage Maps
    TX  1882 Coleman County Map
    From 1882 Texas state map #2134 showing Coleman County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Coleman County 1907 Postal Map
    From 1907 Texas state map #2090
    showing Coleman County

    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Coleman  County 1920s Map
    From 1920 Texas state map #10749
    showing Coleman
    County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    TX Coleman  County 1940s Map
    From 1940 Texas state map #4335 showing Coleman County
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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