Founded in 1876 on Hords Creek, area of rolling, grassy plains
and wide bottom lands. A typical frontier settlement, first store
hardly completed before a cemetery was laid out for loser in cowboy
gunfight. Today seat of Coleman County. Area still devoted to
large scale ranching; additional income from oil, natural gas,
limestone, and high-grade glass sand from Santa Anna Mountain
eight miles southeast.
Coleman lies on U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway
connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.
- COLEMAN CITY PARK - Includes museum, and pioneer blacksmith
shop, picnic and playground areas amid shady trees along Hords
Creek at U.S. 283 north.
- COLEMAN COUNTY MUSEUM - Pioneer clothes, dishes, farm
equipment, documents, saddles, barbed wire, and larger-than-life
horse statue; brought to Coleman in 1884 to display saddles. Open
June - August Friday - Wednesday'; April, May, September, Sat.,
Sun. afternoons. In replica of Camp Colorado, City Park Complex.
- WARBIRD MUSEUM - Flying museum features vintage W.W.II
and Korean War planes; restored and flown by members of the museum.
Inventory changes periodically. Open Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
at Coleman Municipal Airport. Take U.S. 84 north to F.M. 206,
NE to airport.
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