Coryell County, Texas facts for kids
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The Coryell County Courthouse in Gatesville, Texas. The courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 18, 1977.
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Largest city||Copperas Cove|
|• Total||1,057 sq mi (2,740 km2)|
|• Land||1,052 sq mi (2,720 km2)|
|• Water||4.7 sq mi (12 km2) 0.4%|
|• Density||78.61/sq mi (30.352/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Coryell County ( KOR-yel) is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, its population was 83,093. The county seat is Gatesville. The county is named for James Coryell, a frontiersman and Texas Ranger who was killed by Caddo Indians.
The habitation of Coryell County dates as far back as 4500 BC. The Tonkawa, Lipan Apache, Kiowa and Comanche were among the tribes who migrated through the area at various periods. When the General Colonization Law went into effect in 1824, followed by the 1825 State Colonization Law of Coahuila y Tejas, Robert Leftwich obtained a grant to settle 800 families in Texas. The grant went through several legal challenges, and later became Robertson's Colony, named for Sterling C. Robertson. The grant encompassed all or parts of thirty present-day Texas counties Settlers began moving into the area after Fort Gates was established at Gatesville. The Texas state legislature created the county in 1854, naming it after James Coryell.
Originally Coryell was to be named Pierce County but was changed to Coryell after James' Coryell's death.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,057 square miles (2,740 km2), of which 1,052 square miles (2,720 km2) is land and 4.7 square miles (12 km2) (0.4%) is water.
- Interstate 14
- U.S. Highway 84
- U.S. Highway 190
- U.S. Highway 281
- State Highway 36
- Bosque County (north)
- McLennan County (northeast)
- Bell County (southeast)
- Lampasas County (southwest)
- Hamilton County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||46,776||46,213||62.05%||55.62%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||11,450||11,760||15.19%||14.15%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||439||414||0.58%||0.50%|
|Asian alone (NH)||1,332||1,816||1.77%||2.19%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||632||1,041||0.84%||1.25%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||191||389||0.25%||0.47%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||2,595||4,978||3.44%||5.99%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||11,973||16,482||15.88%||19.84%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
- Copperas Cove (small parts in Lampasas and Bell counties)
- Gatesville (county seat)
- McGregor (mostly in McLennan County)
In Spanish: Condado de Coryell para niños
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