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Coleman in Coleman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman

(1790 - 1837)

 
 
County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
1. County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman Marker
Inscription.  Born in Kentucky. Came to Texas in 1832. Commanded company of volunteers at Siege of Bexar (San Antonio), Dec. 5-10, 1835. Delegate to constitutional convention where he signed Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836. Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Sam Houston at Battle of San Jacinto, 1836. Later fought Indians as a Texas Ranger.
 
Erected 1966 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1090.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 31° 49.873′ N, 99° 25.384′ W. Marker is in Coleman, Texas, in Coleman County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Live Oak Street and West Street. Marker is located on the south grounds of the Coleman County Courthouse. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Co. B, 142nd Infantry, 36th Division Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Western Cattle Trail (a few steps from this marker); Original Coleman County Court House
County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
2. County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Coleman County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. J.A.B. Miller Public Library Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blair House (approx. ¼ mile away); Home Town of Texas Confederate Colonel James E. McCord (approx. 1.1 miles away); Camp Colorado C.S.A. (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coleman.
 
Also see . . .  Robert M. Coleman. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on May 6, 2016.) 
 
County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, October 28, 2018
3. County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman Marker
Marker in Front of Coleman County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 28, 2016
4. Marker in Front of Coleman County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on November 4, 2018, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   4. submitted on May 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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