Coryell County Historical Markers
NUMBER OF MARKERS IN COUNTY - 65
Have - 57 Need - 8
County named for James Coryell a Texas Ranger who was killed by Comanches. County seat is Gatesville.
In most counties of this size you have a town that has at least a third to half of all the markers. Gatesville's has about 15 the rest are spread throughout the county. This and the fact that over 2/3 of the markers are for churches, cemeteries or grave markers is what comes to mind for me when I think of Coryell County, though for a lot of people it might be the correctional facility here. Apart from a lot of driving, Coryell County (the markers are spread out around the whole county) has not caused us too many difficulties. The Site of Fort Gates marker is on private property but I believe the owner permits access we have just not gone through Gatesville at the right time of day to capture it. The others we still need are newer as Coryell County has a robust historical commission and adds at least a couple of new markers each year. We have been traveling to or though Coryell County since 2006 so some of the early photos are not what I would like and need retaking especially the beautiful old courthouse. Unfortunately its a case of, so many markers so little time.
26th January, 2019 - We only briefly drove back into Coryell County on our way home from Waco. We picked up a church that had eluded us for a while. We only have one of the older markers left to capture. As I said before Coryell adds new markers annually so there is always more to do here.