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SOUTH PURMELA, TEXAS. South Purmela is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 84 and Farm roads 183 and 932, two miles south of Purmela and thirteen miles northwest of Gatesville in northwestern Coryell County. In the 1980s the community had a Methodist church, several businesses, and scattered houses. In 2000 the population was three.


Coryell County Genealogical Society, Coryell County, Texas, Families, 1854–1985 (Dallas: Taylor, 1986).

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl


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

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, "SOUTH PURMELA, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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