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Coryell County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

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Feature Name

St

County Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters Name
E-mail address

Abrams Field House

TX

Coryell

locale

310816N
0974638W

 

USGS

Alexander School

TX

Coryell

school

312213N
0972938W

First School at Station Creek, Texas.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

American Educational Complex

TX

Coryell

school

310711N
0974833W

 

USGS

Ames

TX

Coryell

vanished community

313115N
0974645W

About 7 miles north of Gatesville on Highway 36, had a church, Post Office and school. No longer a trace remains of Ames community.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Ames Church

TX

Coryell

church

313149N
0974743W

Ames Methodist Church, Will Barkley was the first preacher. The church was rebuilt in 1889 in center of Ames Community, named Union Grove. Was later renamed Ames Methodist Church.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Ames Community Center

TX

Coryell

locale

313133N
0974743W

 

USGS

Anderson Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

310814N
0975347W

 

USGS

Antelope Crossing

TX

Coryell

vanished community

311448N
0975218W

Antelope Crossing was 6 miles north of Copperas Cove on Antelope Prairie. In the early days caled Latham Prairie. Settled around 1854. In 1908 Antelope School was started, later was enlarged by consolidation of Refuge, Table Rock, Salem, Eliga, Ross and House Creek Schools.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Antelope Mound

TX

Coryell

summit

311211N
0975248W

 

USGS

Arnett

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312642N
0975328W

About 9 miles west of Gatesville on Highway 84, Arnett had Post Office, store, school and churches.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Arnett Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312642N
0975328W

Take Hwy 84 west about 9 miles to junction with FM 930. Turn right (north) on FM 930, go about 1 mile to a dirt road, turn right (East) on dirt road and follow it to cemetery.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Arrowood Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

31.4291763
-97.703964

From Courthouse in Gatesville go 3 miles east on Hwy 84 to Texas Highway Department complex. Turn right (south) between 2 red brick houses and go 1 mile in pasture to cemetery enclosed in chain link fence.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Ater

TX

Coryell

vanished community

313123N
0975139W

About 9 miles up the Leon River from Gatesville. Sardis Church and school were established in the mid 1800's. The Post Office was established in the name of Sardis and later changed to Ater. There were Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges, a general store, cotton gin and Doctor. Only scant traces remain today.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Bagget Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

312248N
0975306W

 

USGS

Bald Knob

TX

Coryell

summit

312325N
0974713W

 

USGS

Bear Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312822N
0980009W

 

USGS

Bee Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312443N
0975600W

 

USGS

Bee House

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312408N
0980450W

Located some 24 miles West Southwest of Gatesville. When established it was called Boyd Cove, applied for a Post Office in the name of Bee Hive, but was granted in the name of Bee House. There is still a community store, church and a school house, no longer in use.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Bee House Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311707N
0975309W

 

USGS

Berean Church

TX

Coryell

church

312544N
0974350W

 

USGS

Berry Airport

TX

Coryell

airport

312712N
0974505W

 

USGS

Bethel Baptist Church

TX

Coryell

church

312500N
0974442W

Organized at Branchville with Reverend MdLean as pastor about 1863. Church was later moved to Round Top, later to Rawhide or Peck's home at Ruth, then moved to Farmer's Springs. When Ft. Hood took over the area the building was moved to the Cawfield Mountain community.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Bethel Boaz

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312368N
0971997W

Community near the old Kinsey Way Station between Brown's Creek and Wolf's Creek. It received a Post Office in 1855. There was a Maples Lodge and a school.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Bethel Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312036N
0974204W

Inside Fort Hood.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Bethel Heights Church

TX

Coryell

church

312500N
0975230W

 

USGS

Bethlehem Church

TX

Coryell

church

312624N
0974442W

 

USGS

Bethlehem School

TX

Coryell

vanished school

312624N
0974442W

School at Lincolnville. In 1904 had 13 students and 1 teacher.

USGS
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Blackfoot Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312416N
0973650W

Also known as Davidson Cemetery, is still in use today.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Blackfoot School

TX

Coryell

vanished school

312416N
0973650W

Blackfoot School was established just north of the Cemetery. Land was donated by Mr. Vandiver who was in the charcoal business and his feet were always black. Also called Davidson, the store was at Pulltight.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Blackwell Gap

TX

Coryell

gap

310948N
0974619W

 

USGS

Blackwell Mountains

TX

Coryell

summit

311001N
0974654W

 

USGS

Blue Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

312818N
0974858W

 

USGS

Boaz

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312368N
0971997W

Boaz was a community near the old Kinsey Way Station between Brown's Creek and Wolf's Creek. It received a Post Office in 1855. There was a Maples Lodge and a school.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Boyd Cove School

TX

Coryell

school

312408N
0980450W

Established after 1850 at Bee House, Texas.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Bread Tray Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311954N
0973634W

 

USGS

Brown Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312239N
0974240W

 

USGS

Browns Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311249N
0974401W

 

USGS

Brown's Creek School

TX

Coryell

early school

311249N
0974401W

Established about 1915 in community now inside Fort Hood.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Brown's Creek School Methodist Church

TX

Coryell

church

311249N
0974401W

Methodist Church in vanished town, inside Ft. Hood.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Bruce Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312044N
0974732W

 

USGS

Bull Run

TX

Coryell

stream

311217N
0974332W

 

USGS

Bullard Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312245N
0980245W

 

USGS

Burr Oak Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

312515N
0980758W

 

USGS

Bushy Gap

TX

Coryell

gap

310953N
0974557W

 

USGS

Bushy Knob

TX

Coryell

summit

311738N
0975006W

 

USGS

Buttermilk Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311428N
0975245W

 

USGS

Calvary Church

TX

Coryell

church

312558N
0974658W

 

USGS

Camp Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

312957N
0975236W

 

USGS

Caufield Mountain School

TX

Coryell

early school

unknown

School established at Caufield Mountain in the late 1850's.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Cave Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

313526N
0973710W

 

USGS

Cave Creek

TX

Coryell

early school

313526N
0973710W

School established at Cave Creek before 1900.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross

Cavitt

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312232N
0973106W

Named for the owner of the land upon which the town grew. Was first called Cavitt Switch, was on the Cotton Belt Railway. No longer in existence.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Cedar Grove Church

TX

Coryell

church

312601N
0974233W

 

USGS

Cedar Ridge Church

TX

Coryell

church

312628N
0974238W

 

USGS

Clabber Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311533N
0974427W

 

USGS

Clabber Point

TX

Coryell

cape

311600N
0974610W

 

USGS

Clarke Elementary School

TX

Coryell

school

310813N
0974829W

 

USGS

Clear Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

312549N
0973551W

 

USGS

Clear Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312817N
0973819W

 

USGS

Clear Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311047N
0974859W

A stream in southern Coryell County that starts near Copperas Cove and runs 9 1/2 miles through SE Coryell and Western Bell county to it's muth on the Lampasas River near the Burnet Co. line.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Clear Creek Park

TX

Coryell

park

310709N
0974930W

 

USGS

Clements Intermediate School

TX

Coryell

school

310715N
0975355W

 

USGS

Coffey

TX

Coryell

vanished community

313059N
0974210W

Had church and school by early 1870's. Named for Smith Coffey an early settler of the area.

USGS
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Coffey Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313059N
0974210W

 

USGS

Cold Springs

TX

Coryell

pop place

311430N
0973659W

A community in the Southeastern part of Coryell County, had a school, Post Office and church, inside of Ft. Hood now.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Cold Springs Church

TX

Coryell

church

311754N
0973655W

Baptist church established in 1860, now inside Ft.Hood.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Comanche Village I

TX

Coryell

pop place

310829N
0974827W

 

USGS

Comanche Village II

TX

Coryell

pop place

310812N
0974835W

 

USGS

Comanche Village III

TX

Coryell

pop place

310827N
0974926W

 

USGS

Concord School

TX

Coryell

early school

unknown

School established at Concord around 1900.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Copperas Cove

TX

Coryell

pop place

310726N
0975410W

In 1984 Copperas Cove became the largest town in Coryell County, lying 25 miles south southwest of the County seat in Gatesville. Until World War II Copperas Cove was on it's way to extinction, but being on the Southwestern edge of Fort Hood, it has become a busy business and military housing town.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Copperas Cove Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

310736N
0975343W

 

USGS

Copperas Cove City Park

TX

Coryell

park

310814N
0975457W

 

USGS

Copperas Cove High School

TX

Coryell

school

310733N
0975447W

 

USGS

Copperas Cove Junior High School

TX

Coryell

school

310658N
0975259W

 

USGS

Copperas Cove Municipal Golf Course

TX

Coryell

locale

310746N
0975307W

 

USGS

Copperas Cove Saddle Club

TX

Coryell

locale

310716N
0975210W

 

USGS

Copperas Hill Estates Park

TX

Coryell

park

310643N
0975312W

 

USGS

Copperas Point

TX

Coryell

cape

310644N
0975516W

 

USGS

Coryell City

TX

Coryell

pop place

313246N
0973705W

At one time consisted of a large mercantile store, 3 gorcery stores, 2 doctor's offices, barbershop, drug store, garage, blacksmith shop, feed store, butcher shop, school, churches, lodges, steam powered gin, mill and Post Office. Many of the downtown stores were built of rock. Today Coryell City is a sleepy town of homes and churches.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Coryell Church

TX

Coryell

church

312841N
0973252W

Halfway between Osage and Oglesby, it was here that the first Baptist Church in Coryell County was organized in 1854. First services were held in a two story log school house, but after the upper story fell in during a meeting, they decided to build a church house, which was completed in 1888.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Coryell County

TX

Coryell

civil

312300N
0974800W

Coryell County was created by an act of the Legislature passed by the Texas Senate 15 March 1854. In 1856 bids were received to build the first courthouse, it served for about 25 years. The present courthouse was designed by W.C.Dawson, Architect, built by Toim Lovell. The cornerstone was laid 2 Oct. 1897 and the building was delivered to the county 18 July 1898. The county was named for James Coryell who thought "the land the most beautiful he had ever seen" and took out a headright on land on the creek, later named for him. James Coryell was killed by Indians 27 May 1837 near the Falls of the Brazos. He died without ever having lived in the county.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Coryell County Activity Complex

TX

Coryell

building

312608N
0974225W

 

USGS

Coryell County Museum

TX

Coryell

building

312607N
0974453W

 

USGS

Coryell Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312305N
0973522W

Starts in north part of county and runs 28 miles to mouth at Leon River 7 miles south east of Gatesville.

USGS
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Coryell Valley Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312910N
0973849W

 

USGS

Coryell Valley Church

TX

Coryell

church

313007N
0974038W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311402N
0974919W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312410N
0974520W

 

USGS

County Line Community Church

TX

Coryell

church

311450N
0973340W

 

USGS

USGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cove School

TX

Coryell

early school

310814N
0975457W

First name of school established at Copperas Cove 1883.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Cove Christian School

TX

Coryell

school

310554N
0975427W

 

USGS

Crawford Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313126N
0973758W

Take Hwy 84 East to junction with Hwy 36 North. .Turn left on Hwy 36 North and go to junction with FM 929, turn right on 929 and go approximately 12 miles toward Coryell City to a dirt road. The cemetery is in the pasture about 1 mile east of FM 929. There is no fence or identifying sign.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Crestview Christian Church

TX

Coryell

church

310531N
0975407W

 

USGS

Cromeans Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312231N
0980248W

 

USGS

Crownest Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

312605N
0980614W

 

USGS

Culp Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

312336N
0975336W

 

USGS

Dalton Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

312043N
0974223W

 

USGS

Dodd Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

312609N
0974531W

 

USGS

Draper Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

312158N
0980632W

 

USGS

Dry Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

313001N
0980345W

 

USGS

Dry Fork

TX

Coryell

stream

313149N
0975738W

 

USGS

Duncan Elementary School

TX

Coryell

school

310839N
0974933W

 

USGS

Eagle Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

313332N
0975405W

 

USGS

Eagle Springs

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312106N
0972842W

20 miles East Southeast of Gatesville on FM 107, was near the community of Station Creek. The community had a Post Office, cotton gin, 2 blacksmith shops, church, school, 2 doctor's offices and 2 grocery stores. The town is no longer there.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Eagle Springs Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312101N
0972833W

 

USGS

Eagle Springs Cemetery

TX

Coryell

school

312101N
0972833W

Take Hwy 84 East 14 miles to Oglesby Spur 1996, go 8 miles, turn right on FM 107, turn left off 107, go 8 4/10 miles to cemetery. Last burial here was about 1907.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Eagle Springs School

TX

Coryell

school

312101N
0972833W

Established mid 1850s.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Eastside Baptist Church

TX

Coryell

church

310704N
0975232W

 

USGS

Egypt Hollow

TX

Coryell

valley

311253N
0974134W

 

USGS

Elm Knob

TX

Coryell

summit

311031N
0974318W

 

USGS

Evant

TX

Coryell

pop place

312834N
0980906W

Had it's beginnings about 1/2 mile south of the present town in a town called Langford Cove and the first Post Office was in the name of Cove. In 1885 the name of the Post Office was changed to Evant. Lying in the westernmost point of Coryell county, it's school district contains 238 square miles of Coryell, Hamilton and Lampasas Counties. The downtown square of Evant consists of many native rock buildings with businesses including Bank, Lodges and shops. There are stations, grocery stores, churches and many homes in the Evant area. Cove School was established at Evant about 1870.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Evant Pumping Station

TX

Coryell

locale

312622N
0980842W

 

USGS

Evergreen Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313044N
0975636W

Take Hwy 84 West 14 miles. Turn right (north) on FM 183 at Purmela. Go to post office and turn right. Go 4 miles, keeping left on caliche road to cemetery on left of road 4/10 mile in pasture.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Ewing School

TX

Coryell

early school

31.357488
-97.668121

School established in 1912 in community now inside Ft. Hood.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Fairview Baptist Church

TX

Coryell

church

310707N
0975441W

 

USGS

Fairview Elementary School

TX

Coryell

school

310706N
0975436W

 

USGS

Fauntleroy Park

TX

Coryell

park

312529N
0974457W

 

USGS

Flat

TX

Coryell

pop place

311831N
0973747W

This community is 13 miles south of Gatesville on the Temple highway. It was originally called Mesquite Flat, but due to another town of that name the Post Office was named Flat. At one time Flat was home to many businesses, but being on the eastern edge of Ft. Hood today, it is a quiet town with churches, homes and a Post Office.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Fletchers Gap

TX

Coryell

gap

312827N
0980604W

 

USGS

Fletchers Point

TX

Coryell

summit

312829N
0980557W

 

USGS

Fort Gates

TX

Coryell

park

312325N
0974103W

 

USGS

Fort Gates

TX

Coryell

pop place

312358N
0974227W

Established as a Fort about midway between Fort Croghan on the south and Fort Graham on the north, was the first settlement in Coryell County. Later became the first town and the county seat of Coryell County until 1854 when it was moved to Gatesville. Ft. Gates is now being annexed into Gatesville.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Fort Gates Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312317N
0974103W

Take Hwy 84 East to the junction with Hwy 36 South, (Temple Hwy) turn right and follow Hwy 36 about 5 miles to Fort Gates, turn left in Fort Gates and go 2 miles to the railroad track. Walk south to cemetery down track. Cemetery is in Mrs. Jim Sheridan's pasture behind a locked gate, across the road from Larry Fry's home.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Fourmile Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

312838N
0974456W

 

USGS

Friendship Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311828N
0974310W

 

USGS

Friendship Church

TX

Coryell

church

312701N
0974036W

 

USGS

Friendship School

TX

Coryell

early school

312701N
0974036W

Established about 1865.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Gatesville

TX

Coryell

pop place

312606N
0974437W

The county seat of Coryell County with a population today of over 11,000, Gatesville has diversified retail business. It is an agricultural area and with several Texas Criminal Justice men's units, it is also the home to the entire Texas Women's Criminal Justice system. There are large consolidated public school systems, many churches, County and City Police departments, District and County Court systems, and City Management Services.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Gatesville City Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312606N
0974437W

Gatesville City Cemetery is the oldest cemetery for Gatesville. It abuts Main Street on the south side of the street., near the juncture of Hwy 36 and Hwy 84.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Gatesville City-County Airport

TX

Coryell

airport

312458N
0974747W

 

USGS

Gatesville Elementary School

TX

Coryell

school

312607N
0974323W

 

USGS

Gatesville High School

TX

Coryell

school

312558N
0974324W

 

USGS

Gatesville Junior High School

TX

Coryell

school

312550N
0974326W

 

USGS

Gatesville Primary School

TX

Coryell

school

312547N
0974318W

 

USGS

Gatesville School

TX

Coryell

early school

unknown

School established at Gatesville about 1855.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Gatesville State School for Boys

TX

Coryell

school

312806N
0974418W

Correctional institution for all Texas boys in need of being corrected. Established in 1887. Mountain view school was established in 1962. Facility closed down by Judge William Wayne Justice in 1979.

USGS
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Gateway Church

TX

Coryell

church

312518N
0974251W

 

USGS

Gholson Gap

TX

Coryell

gap

312716N
0981008W

 

USGS

Goldys Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

313720N
0974403W

 

USGS

Gotcher Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

310802N
0975703W

 

USGS

Graham Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311735N
0973115W

 

USGS

Graham Gap

TX

Coryell

gap

311502N
0974624W

 

USGS

Greenbriar Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312623N
0973803W

Take Hwy 84 East to Mountain Road. .Turn left on Mountain Road, go 2 miles to Mountain Church. Take a right at the church and go 3 miles to the cemetery, on left side of the road.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Gulps Gap

TX

Coryell

gap

311153N
0974116W

 

USGS

Hackney School

TX

Coryell

early school

unknown

School established at Hackney before 1900.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Halstead School

TX

Coryell

school

310747N
0975342W

 

USGS

Hamco School

TX

Coryell

school

313400N
0975754W

First School at Ireland.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Hargrove Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311244N
0974654W

 

USGS

Harmon School

TX

Coryell

early school

unknown

School established at Harmon about 1900.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Hay Valley

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312959N
0974536W

About 5 miles Northwest of Gatesville, had school, store and church. Only the church remains.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Hay Valley Church

TX

Coryell

church

312959N
0974536W

 

USGS

Hay Valley School

TX

Coryell

early school

312959N
0974536W

Established at Hay Valley about 1881.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Hemelline Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312442N
0975121W

 

USGS

Henderson Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

310643N
0974944W

 

USGS

Henson Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312018N
0973849W

 

USGS

Henson Mountains

TX

Coryell

summit

311919N
0974307W

 

USGS

Heritage Park

TX

Coryell

park

310605N
0975422W

 

USGS

Herzog Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311032N
0975635W

 

USGS

Highland Park

TX

Coryell

park

310657N
0975552W

 

USGS

Hillsdale

TX

Coryell

vanished community

311830N
0980317W

On the western edge of Coryell County near the Lampasas line, Hillsdale had a school and two churches.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Hillsdale Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311832N
0980305W

Take Hwy 84 West to junction with FM 116, turn left on 116 and proceed south about 2.7 miles. Turn right on FM 1783 and follow it about 16-17 miles to cemetery on left (south) side of the road.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Hillsdale School

TX

Coryell

school

311830N
0980317W

Established before 1900.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Hog Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

310800N
0975418W

In southern part of Coryell County stands at elevation of 1224 ft. above sea level, 200 feet above the surrounding countryside.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Holy Family Church

TX

Coryell

church

310654N
0975424W

 

USGS

Honey Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

313028N
0975341W

 

USGS

Horseshoe Bend

TX

Coryell

bend

311748N
0972924W

 

USGS

Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Management Area

TX

Coryell

park

311750N
0972910W

 

USGS

House Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311234N
0974603W

 

USGS

House Crossing

TX

Coryell

pop place

311108N
0974831W

 

USGS

Hubbard Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311605N
0973953W

Inside present Fort Hood, the only thing left to mark the town site of Hubbard.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Hubbard School

TX

Coryell

school

3110605N
0973953W

Established about 1870.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Huling Bend Bluff

TX

Coryell

cemetery

31.45822
-97.998676

Cliff overlooking bend in the Cow House Creek on the J.M. Huling ranch. Location of Indian encampment.

J. M. Huling
mhuling@sgp.net

Hurst Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

313925N
0974006W

 

USGS

Hurst Spring

TX

Coryell

vanished community

313955N
0974127W

5 miles north east of Turnersville, Hurst Spring was a booming town at one time. There were 2 churches, school, Woodmen of the World and Masonic Lodges, a cotton gin, Post office, 2 general stores, a Dr.'s office, barber and blacksmith shops, a mill, telephone office and 12 homes. Today only one deserted house sits above the spring and the old school building remain to mark the site.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Hurst Spring School

TX

Coryell

school

314000N
0974147W

Established about 1850.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Immanuel Church

TX

Coryell

church

311021N
0975547W

 

USGS

Ireland

TX

Coryell

vanished community

313400N
0975754W

This community was west north west of Gatesville, almost on the Hamilton County line and because of that was originally called Hamco. The Cotton Belt Railway was completed through there in 1911 and the name was changed to Ireland. It was quite a large town for a time, with 3 general stores, a drug store, restaurant, hotel, bank, barber shop, cotton gin, grain elevator, corn mill, lumber yard, 3 churches, school and a saloon.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Iron Bridge Wildlife Management Area

TX

Coryell

park

311804N
0972945W

 

USGS

J L Williams Elementary School

TX

Coryell

school

310823N
0975436W

 

USGS

Jack Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311441N
0974628W

Formerly known as Graham Mountain, has elevation of 899 ft.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Jackson Crossing

TX

Coryell

pop place

311454N
0975015W

 

USGS

Jackson Gap

TX

Coryell

gap

310943N
0974433W

 

USGS

Jackson Knob

TX

Coryell

summit

310943N
0974445W

 

USGS

Jonesboro

TX

Coryell

pop place

316170N
9787315W

Located 19 miles Northwest of Gatesville on Hwy 36 and on the Hamilton County line, Jonesboro is an old settlement. In 1866 the Jones brothers erected a steam sawmill and grist mill on the Leon River on the Coryell and Hamilton County line. The village grew after the Civil War and was called Jones Mill, the first Post Office bore that name. In 1871 a packer for a wholesale dealer addressed a box of goods to "Jonesboro, TX". That name suited the people and soon the Post Office name was changed. The town suffered from Indian raids in 1869 and in 1871 since it was on the frontier. After that the town grew peacefully until by 1890 there were 300 to 400 people living there. In the early 1930's state highway 36 was placed through the town, and by 1939 Jonesboro had a telephone system. Today the town has a 12 grade school, convenience store, restaurant, several churches and is still located in a farming community.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Jones Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

312351N
0980724W

 

USGS

Joy Christian Community Church

TX

Coryell

church

310817N
0975407W

 

USGS

KOOV Radio Tower (Copperas Cove)

TX

Coryell

tower

310721N
0975407W

 

USGS

KOOV-FM (Copperas Cove)

TX

Coryell

tower

310759N
0975417W

 

USGS

KRYL-FM (Gatesville)

TX

Coryell

tower

312352N
0973854W

 

USGS

Kay Bee Heights

TX

Coryell

pop place

310706N
0974952W

 

USGS

Keener Chapel

TX

Coryell

church

312600N
0974628W

 

USGS

Kelly Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

313525N
0975208W

 

USGS

Kendrick Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

312346N
0980629W

 

USGS

King

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312246N
0975452W

At one time known as Stringtown, this community is located 13 miles southwest of Gatesville. The name was changed to King when a Post Office was obtained, as there was another Stringtown. At one time King had a doctor, cotton gin, general store, blacksmith shop and church. The church is all that remains.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

King Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311621N
0973405W

 

USGS

King Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311929N
0973739W

 

USGS

King and Smith Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311942N
0973845W

From Courthouse in Gatesville., take Hwy 84 East to junction with Hwy 36 Follow 36 south to junction with FM 1829 (Mound road). Turn left (north) on FM 1829 and go about 4/10 mile to cemetery on right side of road.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Lake Henry

TX

Coryell

reservoir

310928N
0974753W

 

USGS

Lamb or Lam Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312303N
0973720W

From Courthouse in Gatesville., take Hwy 84 East to junction with Hwy 36 Follow 36 south to FM 107, turn left (east) and follow 107 to FM 1829 (Mound road). Turn right (south) on FM 1829 and follow it to cemetery. (about 9 mils from Courthouse. The cemetery is just past the Shelburne Ranch entrance.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Langford Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

312931N
0980255W

 

USGS

Langford Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312747N
0980920W

From Courthouse in Gatesville, take Hwy 84 West to Evant. Turn. left and go past the school house. Take the first left and go 1 mile to the cemetery, which is on the right.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Langford Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

312025N
0974019W

 

USGS

Leon Junction

TX

Coryell

pop place

312027N
0973538W

About 15 miles Southeast of Gatesville lies Leon Junction in a valley nearly at the foot of Breadtray Mountain near the Leon River. It once had 4 stores, 2 churches, an I.O.O.F. Hall, shared by the Masons, a large school, known as New Olive, a cotton gin and 2 blacksmith shops. Often called just "the Junction" was on the Cottonbelt Railway and a station agent was on hand at all times. Today, as with many other towns, the railway is gone and the town has dwindled to mostly homes.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Leon Junction Community Church

TX

Coryell

church

312033N
0973539W

 

USGS

Leon Junction School

TX

Coryell

school

312033N
0973457W

Established 1880.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Levita

TX

Coryell

pop place

313053N
0975316W

Once consisting of a Post Office, several grocery stores, 3 Doctor's offices, cotton gin, flour mill, grist mill, feed store, barber shop, lodges, filling stations and a school, Levita also suffered from the loss of the railway. Today only churches, cemeteries and homes remain.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Liberty Church

TX

Coryell

church

313523N
0974217W

 

USGS

Lime City

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312340N
0973137W

Was 3 miles south of Oglesby and was at one time a busy place due to a lime plant and the railroad.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Live Oak Gap

TX

Coryell

gap

312637N
0980428W

 

USGS

Liveoak Church

TX

Coryell

church

312453N
0974232W

 

USGS

Loett Ledger Intermediate School

TX

Coryell

school

310828N
0975431W

 

USGS

Lone Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311033N
0974529W

 

USGS

Long Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311032N
0975722W

In south west Coryell County, 5 miles north west of Copperas Cove. 1278 ft above sea level, 180 feet higher than surrounding countryside.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Longview School

TX

Coryell

school

311032N
0975722W

School at Ewing established 1912. Now vanished inside Ft. Hood.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Longview School

TX

Coryell

school

311430N
0973655W

Longview School established at Cold Springs in the late 1880's.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Mae Stevens Elementary School

TX

Coryell

school

310657N
0975231W

 

USGS

Manning Mountains

TX

Coryell

summit

311645N
0974744W

 

USGS

Manos Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

312656N
0980506W

 

USGS

Martin Walker Elementary School

TX

Coryell

school

310603N
0975434W

 

USGS

Mason Crossing

TX

Coryell

pop place

311219N
0974255W

 

USGS

McBride Point

TX

Coryell

cape

311515N
0974058W

 

USGS

McCluskey Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

312320N
0975336W

 

USGS

Mccutchen Branch Clear Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

313001N
0973810W

 

USGS

Mesquite Flat School

TX

Coryell

early school

unknown

Name of first school established at Flat around 1890.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Middle Crossing

TX

Coryell

pop place

311253N
0974738W

 

USGS

Midway Church

TX

Coryell

church

311408N
0980106W

 

USGS

Midway Drag Strip

TX

Coryell

locale

312528N
0973632W

 

USGS

Miller Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313335N
0973809W

 

USGS

Miss Jewel Elementary School

TX

Coryell

school

310711N
0975433W

 

USGS

Montague Lake

TX

Coryell

reservoir

310647N
0974917W

 

USGS

Morrison Grove School

TX

Coryell

school

311623N
0973130W

First School at The Grove, Texas.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Mother Neff Church

TX

Coryell

church

311913N
0972805W

 

USGS

Mother Neff State Park

TX

Coryell

park

311925N
0972811W

 

USGS

Mound

TX

Coryell

pop place

312106N
0973814W

The Mound community is 12 miles Southeast of Gatesville on the banks of the Leon River. Named for the school, White Mound School it is one of the oldest communities in Coryell County. It also suffered from the loss of the railway. Today the school has consolidated with Gatesville. There is a lot of rich farm land around the farming community of Mound.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Mound Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312103N
0973908W

From Courthouse in Gatesville, take Hwy 84 East to junction with Hwy 36. Turn right (south) on 36 and go to FM 1829, about 9 miles. Turn left on FM 1829 and go 11/2 miles to Mound store and turn left.Go 7/10 mile then turn left and go 3/10 mile to cemetery.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Mountain

TX

Coryell

locale

312700N
0974049W

 

USGS

Mount Zion School

TX

Coryell

early school

unknown

School established at Mount Zion about 1900.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Murrell School

TX

Coryell

school

313123N
0975139W

Established in the mid 1800s at Ater, Texas.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Mustang Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

313118N
0975554W

 

USGS

North Bee House Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311928N
0975921W

 

USGS

North Branch Settlement Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

311250N
0975639W

 

USGS

North Greenbriar Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312420N
0973617W

 

USGS

North Table Rock Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311519N
0975947W

 

USGS

Oak Grove Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312553N
0974354W

 

USGS

Oakton School

TX

Coryell

early school

unknown

School established at Oakton around 1900.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Odd Fellows Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312606N
0974400W

Within the city limits of Gatesville., to the east of the street that leads to Restland Cemetery.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Oglesby

TX

Coryell

pop place

312506N
0973025W

Oglesby began because of the railway and was first called Hilltop, due to the fact that it was the highest point on the Cottonbelt Railroad. During it's golden age Oglesby had 3 doctors, 3 drugstores, 7 grocery stores, 3 barber shops, two tailor shops, a bank, theater, Post Office and Railway agent. The school in Oglesby is still through 12 grades.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Oglesby Park

TX

Coryell

park

312451N
0972942W

 

USGS

Oglesby School

TX

Coryell

school

312506N
0973025W

Established 1882.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Old Cottonwood Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

312542N
0980638W

 

USGS

Onion Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312031N
0972919W

 

USGS

Osage

TX

Coryell

pop place

313128N
0973352W

Community is on the eastern edtge of Coryell County, where this county joins with McLennan County. Osage, named after the apples from the Bois de arc tree, is today a sleepy country town comprised of church and family homes.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Osage Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313101N
0973415W

 

USGS

Osage School

TX

Coryell

school

313108N
0973428W

Established in the1880's.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Owl Creek School

TX

Coryell

school

31.3516464
-97.693008

Owl Creek school, inside of what is now Ft. Hood..

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Palo Alto School

TX

Coryell

school

31.2103539
-97.663887

On northern edge, inside what is now Ft. Hood.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Pancake

TX

Coryell

vanished community

313703N
0974758W

15 miles north of Gatesville, Pancake was originally called Bush, later it was called Babbsville. This village at one time consisted of a store, once stated to be the largest west of the Mississippi river, a cotton gin, two churches, a school and a Postoffice. Today none of the buildings or businesses remain, but there is still a Pancake living at Pancake.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Pancake School

TX

Coryell

early school

313703N
0974758W

School established at Pancake in the 1880's.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Patterson Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

311952N
0975936W

 

USGS

Peabody School

TX

Coryell

school

312104N
0980412W

 

USGS

Pearl

TX

Coryell

pop place

312436N
0980205W

Originally known as Wayback, Pearl is 22 miles west of Gatesville. When they applied for a Post Office, it was in the name of "Swayback", for the Swayback Mountain but a clerical error entered it as Wayback, changed to Pearl in 1890. Today Pearl is a community of homes, churches and the old school building is used by the community as a center.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Pecan Grove

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312416N
0973650W

Three communities were almost together here, Blackfoot or Davidson church and cemetery. Pulltight had the Pecan Grove Post Office. There were blacksmith shops, cotton gin, and a store called "little business" because the owner only did a little business there. All that remains of these communities is the Blackfoot (Davidson) cemetery.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Pecan Grove Church

TX

Coryell

church

312342N
0973554W

 

USGS

Peni-Bilt Lake

TX

Coryell

reservoir

312317N
0974432W

 

USGS

Perryman Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311436N
0975552W

 

USGS

Pew Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

312143N
0973239W

 

USGS

Pickens Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

313616N
0974107W

 

USGS

Pickens Pool

TX

Coryell

locale

313538N
0974207W

 

USGS

Pidcoke

TX

Coryell

pop place

311644N
0975317W

Known as Pidcoke Ranch when it got it's Post Office in 1875, this community is 15 miles South, Southwest of Gatesville. Today the activities are centered in it's churches and cemetery association. Robert Stoker Rogers built a mill on Cow House Creek at Pidcoke Texas in 1857 and it operated until the flood of 1902. Robert Stoker Rogers and wife Laura Snow Morrison Rogers are buried in Union Cemetery and that is located north of Pidcoke. A school was also located on Cow House Creek.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net &
UTah Carroll Rogers
urogers@worldnet.att.net

Pidcoke Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311650N
0975351W

 

USGS

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312210N
0974017W

Also known as Cummings Cemetery.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Plum Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312924N
0974908W

 

USGS

Plum Hollow

TX

Coryell

valley

311555N
0980042W

 

USGS

Post Oak Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312247N
0973128W

From Courthouse take Hwy 84 East to the juction with Hwy 36 North. Continue on Hwy 36 North until junction with FM 182. .Turn right (north) on FM 182, go through Turnersville about 6 1/2 miles, past Hurst Springs Branch about 1 mile. Take a right and go until it dead ends, turn right and continue about 1 mile, cemetery will be on left.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Post Oak Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313915N
0974005W

From Courthouse take Hwy 84 East to the Oblesby Spur. Turn right (south) on Spur FM 1996 and go 4 miles, cemetery will be on the right.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Potter's Crossing

TX

Coryell

creek crossing

31.2173138
-97.692375

Potter's Crossing on Cow House Creek.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Powell Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312329N
0974141W

 

USGS

Prairie View Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

314014N
0974419W

From Courthouse take Hwy84 East to the juction with Hwy 36 North. Continue on Hwy 36 North until junction with FM 182. (Turnersville road). Turn right (North) on Hwy 182, about 20 miles to Turnersvile. Continue on Hwy 182 past Turnersville about 6 1/2 miles. Take a left off 182., cross Hurst Springs Branch. .Take the first left off that road and go about 2 miles to the cemetery on the left (South).

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Prairie View

TX

Coryell

vanished community

314014N
0974419W

Lying in the far northernmost corner of Coryell County, Prairie View had rich productive soil. The school district was named Weeks, but the school and church were called Prairie View. Only the cemetery remains today.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Preachers Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311434N
0973422W

 

USGS

Purmela

TX

Coryell

pop place

312901N
0975743W

Today there are two Purmelas, old Purmela and the new one called South Permeli. The Post Office was applied for in the name of Furmela, but came through as Permela. This community once had stores, churches and a school.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Purmela School

TX

Coryell

early school

312828N
0975758W

Purmela School established in the 1870's.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Raby Park

TX

Coryell

park

312555N
0974450W

Located inside the city limits of Gatesville.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Rainey Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

313531N
0973159W

This stream rises in north east Coryell County 2 miles west of Coryell City and runs nourth east for 10 miles to it's mouth on the Middle Bosque River.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Rambo Point

TX

Coryell

cape

311542N
0974238W

 

USGS

Rattlesnake Hill

TX

Coryell

summit

310657N
0975140W

 

USGS

Rattlesnake Point

TX

Coryell

cape

310627N
0975306W

 

USGS

Reed Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311148N
0974128W

 

USGS

Rainey's Creek School

TX

Coryell

early school

unknown

Name of first school established atCoryell City about 1860.

Bobbie Ross
bwross@htcomp.net

Restland Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312623N
0974403W

Within the city limits of Gatesville, Restland is on the north east side of town.

USGS &
Bobbie Ross
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Riggs Ford

TX

Coryell

pop place

311304N
0973916W

 

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Riggs Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311138N
0974042W

 

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Riggs Run

TX

Coryell

stream

311212N
0974259W

 

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Riley Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

312011N
0975409W

 

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Ripstein Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

310951N
0975251W

 

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Roberts Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312157N
0980158W

 

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Robinette Point

TX

Coryell

cape

311513N
0974354W

 

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Round Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311532N
0974542W

 

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Royalty Ridge

TX

Coryell

ridge

312039N
0974628W

 

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Ruth Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311906N
0974143W

 

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Ruth School

TX

Coryell

school

311906N
0974143W

Established before 1912.

Bobbie Ross
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Sadler Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313411N
0973553W

Take Hwy 36 North to FM 929. Turn right on 929 and continue to Coryell City. Turn left (Northwest) on dirt road, go 1 mile, take first road to the right. Go 2 miles and cemetery is on the right (East).

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Saint Elijah Village

TX

Coryell

pop place

311320N
0974715W

 

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Saint Johns Church

TX

Coryell

church

313302N
0973606W

 

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Saint Paul Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311637N
0973139W

 

USGS

Saint Paul School

TX

Coryell

school

311634N
0973131W

 

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Sardis Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

31.3123
-0975139

Ater Cemetery.

Bobbie Ross
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Seaton Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

311931N
0973419W

From. Courthouse take 84 East to junction with 36 South, take 36 South to Flat., about 12 miles, turn left (north) on FM 931 and go about 3 miles to Leon Junction. Go past store and bear right, the cemetery will be on the right about 3 miles, on a hill and about 200 yards off of the road.

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Seattle

TX

Coryell

vanished community

31.2409782
97.5945596

A small community on the Leon River with Post Office, gin and store, now vanished inside Ft. Hood.

Bobbie Ross
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Settlement Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

311338N
0975449W

 

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Shell Gap

TX

Coryell

gap

311733N
0975007W

 

USGS

Shell Mountains

TX

Coryell

summit

311848N
0974958W

 

USGS

Shell Point

TX

Coryell

cape

311733N
0974934W

 

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Shiloh School

TX

Coryell

school

312624N
0974442W

Inside Fort Hood.

Bobbie Ross
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Shoal Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312323N
0974348W

 

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Sugar Loaf

TX

Coryell

vanished community

31.2068748
-97.674461

A small community named for and near Sugar Loaf Mountain. One of the oldest communities in the County, had store, saloon, Post Office and churches. There were sufficient cattle in the area to attract several Indian raids.

Bobbie Ross
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Sugar Loaf

TX

Coryell

church & school

31.2159214
-97.722496

Primitive Baptist Church, cemetery and school.

Bobbie Ross
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Simpsonville School

TX

Coryell

school

313053N
0975316W

First School at Levita, Texas.

Bobbie Ross
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Slater

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312036N
0975810W

Slater community was about 20 miles southwest of Gatesville, between King and Izoro, primarily a ranching area. There were churches, school, cemetery and blacksmith shop, only the cemetery remains.

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Bobbie Ross
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Slater School

TX

Coryell

early school

312036N
0975810W

Established at Slater before 1900.

Bobbie Ross
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Smith Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312737N
0975829W

From Courthouse take 84 West to Purmela, 13-14 miles. Turn left (South) on FM 183 and go about 7/10 mile to the cemetery on the left (East) side, has a sign.

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Smith Middle School

TX

Coryell

school

310757N
0974825W

 

USGS

Smith Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311225N
0974057W

 

USGS

Soldiers Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

311834N
0980206W

 

USGS

Soldiers Spring Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311941N
0980142W

 

USGS

Sorrells Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311503N
0975805W

 

USGS

South Bee House Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311928N
0975921W

 

USGS

South Branch Settlement Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

311250N
0975639W

 

USGS

South Fork Hog Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

313855N
0974210W

 

USGS

South Greenbriar Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312332N
0973557W

 

USGS

South Mountain

TX

Coryell

pop place

312539N
0974038W

 

USGS

South Purmela

TX

Coryell

pop place

312811N
0975819W

 

USGS

Southern Hills Baptist Church

TX

Coryell

church

310504N
0975314W

 

USGS

Spring Hill Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312115N
0974806W

 

USGS

Spring Hill School

TX

Coryell

school

3112115N
0974806W

Established in the late 1850s.

Bobbie Ross
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Stampede Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311411N
0974938W

 

USGS

Stampede Mountan

TX

Coryell

summit

311746N
0974912W

 

USGS

Standlee Chapel

TX

Coryell

church

312359N
0974910W

 

USGS

Starnes Lake Number One

TX

Coryell

reservoir

311133N
0975235W

 

USGS

Starnes Lake Number Two

TX

Coryell

reservoir

311112N
0975231W

 

USGS

Station Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311925N
0972917W

 

USGS

Station Creek

TX

Coryell

vanished community

3122113N
0972938W

Station Creek had a school, called Alexander, a Methodist Church and cemetery. Only the cemetery remains, the last burial there being in 1906.

Bobbie Ross
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Station Creek Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312213N
0972938W

From Courthouse take 84 East 14 miles to Oglesby Spur, FM 1996. Turn right on FM 1996 and go 4 miles past Post Oak Cemetery to FM 107. Turn left on FM 107 and go 2 miles to the cemetery, on a small road to the left just past Station Creek.

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Stephenson Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

311317N
0974111W

 

USGS

Stillhouse Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

312616N
0974523W

 

USGS

Stringtown School

TX

Coryell

school

312246N
0975752W

First School at King, Texas.

Bobbie Ross
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Sugar Loaf Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311119N
0974216W

 

USGS

Sweet Home Church

TX

Coryell

church

312626N
0974433W

 

USGS

Table Rock Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311454N
0975046W

 

USGS

Tama

TX

Coryell

vanished community

31.2416744
-97.697982

Located in the southern part of the county, Tama had Post Office, mercantile store, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, Woodman of the World Lodge, churches and school. Vanished now inside Fort Hood.

Bobbie Ross
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Tan Yard Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

312545N
0980739W

 

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The Grove

TX

Coryell

vanished community

311623N
0973130W

Once known as Morrison Grove, is located 19 miles southeast of Gatesville, just off of the Temple highway. The Grove is an agricultural community. In 1869 it had two general stores, two wagon shops, a mill, a gin, a Post Office and 4 churches. By 1900 it was one of the largest towns in the county with 4 doctors, 3 general stores, a school, a cafe, shoe shop, lumber yard, blacksmith, two barber shops, a dentist, a coffin maker, a candy factory and a mattress factory. There was a mule barn, later had a bank, service station and lodges. Today there are no business open in The Grove, it sits silently as a ghost town.

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Thorp Branch

TX

Coryell

stream

313637N
0974211W

 

USGS

Topsey

TX

Coryell

vanished community

311308N
0975905W

About 20 miles southwest of Gatesville, by 1900 there was a general store and by 1901 a Post Office. It once had a cotton gin, school, several churches and a graveyard.

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Trinity Lutheran Church

TX

Coryell

church

310703N
0975401W

 

USGS

Turkey Run

TX

Coryell

stream

311020N
0975134W

 

USGS

Turnersville

TX

Coryell

pop place

313702N
0974419W

 

USGS

Turnersville Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313639N
0974400W

From Courthouse take 84 East to Hwy 36 (north) junction. Continue on Hwy 36 to junction with FM 182. Turn right (north) on FM 182 and continue about 8 miles to the cemetery on the left. Has a sign. Once known as Buchannan Springs this community is 15 miles North of Gatesville. Due to the extensive growth of cotton in the area, this was a bustling village for several years, having 2 grocery sores, 2 general sores, 3 cotton gins, a newspaper, 2 doctors's offices, 2 banks, a drugstore, a hotel, 2 blacksmith shops, telephone office, photographic studio, grist mill and a millinery shop. Today the activity is centered in the fertilizer store, a very active commuity center and a Cemetery Association. The school buildings are still there, and a Baptist Church.

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Turnover

TX

Coryell

vanished community

31.3783684
-97.719497

Creek and town both named for a turned over wagon load of corn. The town had a gristmill., blacksmith shop and school. Now vanished community inside Ft. Hood.

Bobbie Ross
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Turnover Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

312250N
0974231W

 

USGS

Twin Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

312252N
0980050W

 

USGS

Twin Mountain

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312252N
0980051W

Little over a mile Northwest of Copperas Cove near the headwaters of Ripstein Creek, Twin Mountain was settled by German Lutherans. Once having church, school and Post Office, today is noted for the large white cross erected high on the mountain above, built in 1939. Only the Church remains of the town.

Bobbie Ross
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Twin Mountains

TX

Coryell

summit

311022N
0975525W

 

USGS

Two Year Old Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311607N
0975134W

 

USGS

Victory Baptist Church

TX

Coryell

church

310547N
0975423W

 

USGS

Waddle Hollow

TX

Coryell

valley

311714N
0975233W

 

USGS

Walker Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312123N
0974757W

 

USGS

Wayback School

TX

Coryell

school

312436N
0980205W

First School at Pearl, Texas.

Bobbie Ross
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Weaver Chapel Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313148N
0974924W

Ames or Weaver Chapel. From Gatesville take Hwy 36 north for 8 miles, turn left and go 2 miles down dirt road, sign on cemetery.

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White Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

312021N
0974752W

 

USGS

White Mound Church

TX

Coryell

church

312104N
0973801W

 

USGS

White-Hall

TX

Coryell

vanished communtiy

313329N
0974131W

Located about 9 miles north of Gatesville, White Hall once had a school, church and store. It is in the midst of a farming area, today only the Church remains to mark the site.

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White Mound School

TX

Coryell

school

312106N
0973814W

First School at Mound, Texas.

Bobbie Ross
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Whitewalker Spring

TX

Coryell

spring

312633N
0980558W

 

USGS

Whitson

TX

Coryell

vanished community

312001N
0972625W

25 miles Southeast of Gatesville and almost on the McLennan Co. line was the community of Whitson. It boasted a Post Office, gin, mill, general store, barber shop, doctor's office, blacksmith shop, Woodmen of the World Hall, feed mill, whiskey still, church and school. Nothing of this community remains today.

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Williamson Mountain

TX

Coryell

summit

311713N
0975006W

 

USGS

Willy Grubb Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313306N
0975846W

 

USGS

Wolf Creek

TX

Coryell

stream

311253N
0974134W

 

USGS

Wolf Point

TX

Coryell

cape

311527N
0974257W

 

USGS

Wood Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313453N
0975119W

From Gatesville go on Hwy 36 North toward Jonesboro 12 miles. Turn left on an unnumbered road and go about a mile South to the cemetery, which is on the left side of the road (East).

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Bobbie Ross
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Young Cemetery

TX

Coryell

cemetery

313459N
0975008W

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