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RICH COFFEY, TEXAS


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Coleman County, Texas Panhandle/Texas Hill Country

SW Coleman County
Exact location unknown
Population: 0

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Coleman County TX 1882 Map
Coleman County 1882 Map showing Rich Coffey SW of Coleman
Courtesy Texas General Land Office

History in a Pecan Shell

The community only consisted of a few people and even fewer buildings. It did manage to have a post office from 1879 to 1882 (which is probably the reason for its inclusion on the map shown). It was on the property of Richard Coffey, a former Texas Ranger who had moved here from Georgia after first settling in Parker County.

Coffey, wearing long hair and a buffalo robe, was straight out of central casting. He suffered great losses of cattle from Indian raids but eventually owned property that straddled the Runnels / Coleman County line. In the late 1860s, he moved near the Concho River where it met the Colorado. His Flat Top Ranch covered land in Coleman County as well as Runnels and Concho.

At one point, he and his men traveled as far as present-day Crane County to retrieve salt for cattle and settlers back home. Coffey was the model for a minor character in a novel, but itís clear that his name would have recognition today had he kept a diary or had a proper biographer. He was buried in Paint Rock, Texas in 1897.



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