Coryell County, Texas

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Coryell County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 74,978. The county seat is Gatesville. Coryell County forms part of the KilleenTempleFort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is named for James Coryell, a frontiersman who was killed by Indians.


History Timeline

Alonso Álvarez de Pineda claim Texas for Spain.

  • 1685-1690 France plants its flag on Texas soil, but departs after only five years.[2]
  • 1690-1821 Spanish missions and settlements flourish in Texas.
  • 1821 Mexico claims its independence from Spain. Anglos from the north settle in Texas and claim Mexican citizenship.
  • 1825 Mexican government contracts with Robert Leftwich, later to Sterling C. Robertson, to settle 800 families in Texas. Both men came from Tennessee.[3][4]

1st - Slavery is abolished in the republic.

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