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COESFIELD, TX

COESFIELD, TEXAS. Coesfield is near Horseshoe Bend on the Red River, fifteen miles northeast of Gainesville in Cooke County. The town was given its name by Frank Liedke, a Civil War veteran, who moved to the area in 1867 and named the town after his hometown in Germany. After the Civil War Coesfield had a number of residents who were veterans that had moved to the area to farm. A post office opened there in 1883, and the town's population grew from twenty-five in 1884 to 150 in 1890. Its post office closed in 1906, and by 1933 the population of Coesfield had declined to eighty-one. By the mid-1980s only a few residents remained there.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Gainesville Daily Register, Centennial Edition, August 30, 1948, A. Morton Smith, The First 100 Years in Cooke County (San Antonio: Naylor, 1955).

Robert Wayne McDaniel

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Robert Wayne McDaniel, "COESFIELD, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrc73), accessed August 23, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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