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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
==== Description ====   
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====Description====   
  
The county was named for Robert M. Coleman, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Coleman County, Texas," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleman_County,_Texas.'' accessed 07/30/2019</ref>   
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The county was named for Robert M. Coleman, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto. The County is located in the central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Coleman County, Texas," in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleman_County,_Texas<nowiki/>.'' accessed 07/30/2019</ref>   
  
=== County Courthouse ===
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===County Courthouse===
  
 
[http://www.co.coleman.tx.us/ Coleman County Courthouse]<br>100 West Liveoak Street<br> P.O. Box 591<br> Coleman, TX 76834-0591<br> Phone: 325-625-288
 
[http://www.co.coleman.tx.us/ Coleman County Courthouse]<br>100 West Liveoak Street<br> P.O. Box 591<br> Coleman, TX 76834-0591<br> Phone: 325-625-288
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coleman County, Texas . Page 658-677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coleman County, Texas . Page 658-677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Coleman County, Texas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Coleman County, Texas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coleman County, Texas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Coleman County, Texas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Coleman County, Texas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. General compliance by the 1930s.</center>
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. General compliance by the 1930s.</center>
 
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== History ==
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==History==
  
 
The federal highways that cross the county follow the Jingle Bob Cattle Trail and the Van Dorn Military Road, which followed old buffalo trails.  
 
The federal highways that cross the county follow the Jingle Bob Cattle Trail and the Van Dorn Military Road, which followed old buffalo trails.  
  
==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1858--'''Coleman County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]] and [[Brown County, Texas Genealogy|Brown]] Counties.<br>  
 
'''1858--'''Coleman County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]] and [[Brown County, Texas Genealogy|Brown]] Counties.<br>  
*'''County seat:''' Coleman <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''County seat:''' Coleman <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
The county was named for Robert M. Coleman (ca. 1799-1837), Indian fighter, soldier at the battle of San Jacinto and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, was born in Kentucky about 1799. He moved to Texas in 1831 and settled in what is now Bastrop County.
 
The county was named for Robert M. Coleman (ca. 1799-1837), Indian fighter, soldier at the battle of San Jacinto and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, was born in Kentucky about 1799. He moved to Texas in 1831 and settled in what is now Bastrop County.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
See an interactive map of Coleman County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
See an interactive map of Coleman County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
==== Record Loss ====
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====Record Loss====
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places / Localities ==
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==Places / Localities==
  
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  
  
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coleman, Coleman|place|disp=Coleman}}  
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coleman, Coleman|place|disp=Coleman}}
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coleman, Goldsboro|place|disp=Goldsboro}}  
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coleman, Goldsboro|place|disp=Goldsboro}}
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coleman, Rockwood|place|disp=Rockwood}}  
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coleman, Rockwood|place|disp=Rockwood}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coleman, Trickham|place|disp=Trickham}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coleman, Trickham|place|disp=Trickham}}
  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
 
[[Brown County, Texas Genealogy|Brown]] {{•}} [[Callahan County, Texas Genealogy|Callahan]] {{•}} [[Concho County, Texas Genealogy|Concho]] {{•}} [[McCulloch County, Texas Genealogy|McCulloch]] {{•}} [[Runnels County, Texas Genealogy|Runnels]] {{•}} [[Taylor County, Texas Genealogy|Taylor]]
 
[[Brown County, Texas Genealogy|Brown]] {{•}} [[Callahan County, Texas Genealogy|Callahan]] {{•}} [[Concho County, Texas Genealogy|Concho]] {{•}} [[McCulloch County, Texas Genealogy|McCulloch]] {{•}} [[Runnels County, Texas Genealogy|Runnels]] {{•}} [[Taylor County, Texas Genealogy|Taylor]]
  
== Resources ==
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==Resources==
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
 
*'''1865 - 1970''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*'''1865 - 1970''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" |'''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial FindAGrave]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|538095|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |{{FHL|538095|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Texas/Coleman-County?id=county_2561 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Texas/Coleman-County?id=county_2561 FindAGrave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=42 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=42 TX Gravestones]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Coleman+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Coleman+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/coleman.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/coleman.html Tombstone Project]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# BillionGraves (name)]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search# BillionGraves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Coleman/ListColeman.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Coleman/ListColeman.html Cemeteries of TX]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/coleman/coletoc.htm GenWeb Archives]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/coleman/coletoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/coleman/coleman-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://texascemeteries.org/coleman/coleman-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/coleman-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.linkpendium.com/coleman-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://ralphterry.com/colemancounty/cemeteries/index.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://ralphterry.com/colemancounty/cemeteries/index.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22617&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=23&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22617&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=23&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
 
''Additional Cemetery Sources''
 
   
 
   
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*Trickham Cemetery in Coleman County is included ''Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement'' updated 1970-2002. Available from the [http://www.browncountyhistory.org/books.html Brown County Historical Society]
 
*Trickham Cemetery in Coleman County is included ''Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement'' updated 1970-2002. Available from the [http://www.browncountyhistory.org/books.html Brown County Historical Society]
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
{{US Census population
 
{{US Census population
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==== Church ====
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====Church====
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory] ~ ChurchAngel
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
  
==== Land ====
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====Land====
  
 
{{TX Land}}  
 
{{TX Land}}  
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*[[Texas, Coleman County, Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Collection)|Texas, Coleman County, Land Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
*[[Texas, Coleman County, Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Collection)|Texas, Coleman County, Land Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]]
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
  
 
*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
 
*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
*''A History of Coleman County and Its People, ''1985, 2 volumes, published by the [http://www.cocohico.webs.com/ Coleman County Historical Commission], Anchor Pub. Co., San Angelo, Tex.  
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*''A History of Coleman County and Its People, ''1985, 2 volumes, published by the [http://www.cocohico.webs.com/ Coleman County Historical Commission], Anchor Pub. Co., San Angelo, Tex.
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc15 Coleman County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc15 Coleman County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
*[http://www.colemantexas.org/history.html Coleman County History] from colemantexas.org  
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*[http://www.colemantexas.org/history.html Coleman County History] from colemantexas.org
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
  
 
{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TX Coleman County}}}}  
 
{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TX Coleman County}}}}  
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
 
*'''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 '''$'''
 
*'''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.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
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'''Online Records'''
 
'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Coleman}}  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Coleman}}  
  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Coleman County.  
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Coleman County.
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
*Coleman News &amp; DV <br>208 West Pecan Street <br>Coleman, TX&nbsp;76834&nbsp; <br>Website: [http://www.colemannews.com/ colemannews.com]  
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*Coleman News &amp; DV <br>208 West Pecan Street <br>Coleman, TX&nbsp;76834&nbsp; <br>Website: [http://www.colemannews.com/ colemannews.com]
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
 
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
 
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
  
==== Obituaries ====
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====Obituaries====
  
*Recent Obituaries - Coleman Chronicle &amp; D. V. online:&nbsp; [http://colemannews.com/Obituaries.htm colemannews.com]  
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*Recent Obituaries - Coleman Chronicle &amp; D. V. online:&nbsp; [http://colemannews.com/Obituaries.htm colemannews.com]
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70050 Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries (Ancestry)
 
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70050 Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries (Ancestry)
  
==== Probate ====
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====Probate====
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''  
  
 
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and 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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112 Texas Land Title Abstracts] Ancestry.com (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112 Texas Land Title Abstracts] Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
{{TX Tax Intro}}  
 
{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
===== Birth =====
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=====Birth=====
  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index) FamilySearch
 
*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index) FamilySearch
  
===== Marriage =====
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=====Marriage=====
  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
 
*'''1802-2010''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=texas%2ctx Texas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1802-2010''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=texas%2ctx Texas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''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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*'''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 $
 
*'''1837 - 1965''' {{RecordSearch|1803985|Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1837 - 1965''' {{RecordSearch|1803985|Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1837 - 1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681052|Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1837 - 1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681052|Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1837 - 1977''' {{RecordSearch|1803987|Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1837 - 1977''' {{RecordSearch|1803987|Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1837 - 1977'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1837 - 1977'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors
 
*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] FamilySearch record collection
 
*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] FamilySearch record collection
  
===== Death =====
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=====Death=====
  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
*'''1890 -  1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1320964f Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976] [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976.  
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*'''1890 -  1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1320964f Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976] [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976.
*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) FamilySearch  
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) FamilySearch
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch
 
*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1977 - 1986'''  {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*'''1977 - 1986'''  {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
===== Divorce =====
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=====Divorce=====
  
*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors
*'''1968 - 2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1968 - 2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*''' 1968 - 2011'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*''' 1968 - 2011'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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==Societies and Libraries==
 
 
'''Cleveland Area Genealogical Society'''<br> 220 S. Bonham<br> Cleveland 77327<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/coleman-county/#sthash.hbhnXzNU.dpuf Website]<br><br>
 
  
 
'''Coleman Public Library''' <br>402 Commercial Ave<br>Coleman, TX 76834<br>Telephone Number: 325-625-3043 <br> [http://www.colemanlibrary.com/ Website] <br><br>  
 
'''Coleman Public Library''' <br>402 Commercial Ave<br>Coleman, TX 76834<br>Telephone Number: 325-625-3043 <br> [http://www.colemanlibrary.com/ Website] <br><br>  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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====Family History Centers====
  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
  
*[http://www.colemanhistory.com Coleman County TXGenWeb site] maps, name indexes, history and other information for Coleman County. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://www.colemanhistory.com Coleman County TXGenWeb site] maps, name indexes, history and other information for Coleman County. Select&nbsp;the county.
 
*{{FHL|Texas Coleman|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
 
*{{FHL|Texas Coleman|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
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Guide to Coleman County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Coleman County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Coleman County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Coleman
Courthouse
TexasColemanCourthouse.jpg
Address Coleman County Courthouse
100 West Liveoak Street

P.O. Box 591
Coleman, TX 76834-0591

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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Robert M. Coleman, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto. The County is located in the central area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Coleman County Courthouse
100 West Liveoak Street
P.O. Box 591
Coleman, TX 76834-0591
Phone: 325-625-288

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1900,
marriage records from 1878, land records from 1849,
probate records from 1876, military records from 1918
and court records from 1977; District Court has divorce
records[2]

County Clerk

100 Live Oak St. Suite 105
Coleman 76834

District Clerk

P.O. Box 512
Coleman 76834
Phone: 325-625-2568



Coleman County, Texas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1900 1878 1900 1977 1849 1876 1829
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. General compliance by the 1930s.

History[edit | edit source]

The federal highways that cross the county follow the Jingle Bob Cattle Trail and the Van Dorn Military Road, which followed old buffalo trails.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1858--Coleman County was created 1 February 1858 from Travis and Brown Counties.

  • County seat: Coleman [4]

The county was named for Robert M. Coleman (ca. 1799-1837), Indian fighter, soldier at the battle of San Jacinto and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, was born in Kentucky about 1799. He moved to Texas in 1831 and settled in what is now Bastrop County.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Coleman County boundary changes.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Brown  • Callahan  • Concho  • McCulloch  • Runnels  • Taylor

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
TX Gravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
BillionGraves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
BillionGraves Linkpendium
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870347
18803,603938.3%
18906,11269.6%
190010,07764.9%
191022,618124.5%
192018,805−16.9%
193023,66925.9%
194020,571−13.1%
195015,503−24.6%
196012,458−19.6%
197010,288−17.4%
198010,4391.5%
19909,710−7.0%
20009,235−4.9%
20108,895−3.7%

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Coleman 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.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Taylor CountyCallahan CountyBrown CountyMcCulloch CountyConcho CountyRunnels CountyTX COLEMAN.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Mexican-American War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Coleman County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Coleman Public Library
402 Commercial Ave
Coleman, TX 76834
Telephone Number: 325-625-3043
Website

Santa Anna City Library
606 Wallis Ave
Santa Anna, TX 76878
Telephone Number: 325-348-3395

Website

  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Coleman County TXGenWeb site maps, name indexes, history and other information for Coleman County. Select the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Coleman County, Texas," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleman_County,_Texas. accessed 07/30/2019
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coleman County, Texas. Page 661 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coleman County, Texas . Page 658-677 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Coleman County, Texas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coleman_County,_Texas, accessed 31 March 2019.