Near Coleman in Coleman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
counties. Created February 1,
1858, Organized October 6, 1864.
Named in honor of
Robert M. Coleman
A signer of the Declaration
A hero of San Jacinto,
Organizer of first company
of Texas Rangers
Coleman approved as county seat
April 28, 1876
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 940.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1858.
Location. 31° 51.594′ N, 99° 26.56′ W. Marker is near Coleman, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 84, 1.1 miles west of U.S. 283, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in a roadside picnic area on the north side of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coleman TX 76834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured Camp Colorado C.S.A. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Home Town of Texas Confederate Colonel James E. McCord (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mrs. J.A.B. Miller Public Library Building (approx. 2.3 miles away); Coleman County Jail (approx. 2.3 miles away); Western Cattle Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); Co. B, 142nd Infantry, 36th Division Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Original Coleman County Court House (approx. 2.3 miles away); County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coleman.
More about this marker. The marker is a Texas Centennial highway marker. The bronze inscription tablet on top of the marker is missing. The pink granite stone base and the Texas Highway Department star medallion still remain. The source of the inscription text is from Monuments Erected by the State of Texas to Commemorate the Centenary of Texas Independence, Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, Austin: 1938, p. 183.
Also see . . . Coleman County. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 20, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 20, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.