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Coryell County, Texas Facts

Coryell County

When was Coryell County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 4, 1854 from Bell County and McLennan County. This county was named for James Coryell, a frontiersman and Texas Ranger who was killed by Native Americans.

What is the County Seat of Coryell County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Gatesville also, the county government website is www.coryellcounty.org/.

What counties are adjacent to Coryell County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Bosque County (north), McLennan County (northeast), Bell County (southeast), Lampasas County (southwest), Hamilton County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Coryell County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Copperas Cove, Evant, Fort Hood, Gatesville, Oglesby, South Mountain.


Coryell County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Coryell County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Coryell County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Coryell County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


Coryell County, TX Census Records

What Coryell County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Coryell County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Coryell Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coryell Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Coryell Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.


Coryell County, TX Courthouse and Government Records


Coryell County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Coryell County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Coryell County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Coryell County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 620 East Main Street, Gatesville 76528
  • Coryell County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (254) 865-5911 Ext. 235
    • Birth & Death Records: 1867 for Birth; 1884 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1854
    • Land Records: 1854
    • Probate Records: 1854
    • Court Records: 1856
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Coryell County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Coryell County, TX?
A list of Coryell County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Coryell County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Coryell County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Coryell County.

Coryell Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Coryell Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Coryell Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Coryell Co. TX General and History Websites

Coryell Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Coryell Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Coryell Co. TX Military Records

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