Books & Posters

Historic Coryell County MapBooks:

  • "Plowing a Crooked Row" - A heartwarming novel about love, tragedy, and triumph. Written by Brenda Shirley, a native of Gatesville, Texas. Paperback: $14.95; hardcover: $24.95.
  • "If You Blink You'll Miss It" and "Rope Burns and Lead Poisoning" by Mike Barr. Interesting history about Gatesville and Coryell County. Paperback: $12.95
  • "A Thistle in the Wind" by James Wilson Brazzil, a native of Coryell County. $17.95
  • "Families of Coryell County" published by the museum in 2004
  • "Down Memory Lane" with Uncle Bob Sanders - exerpts from articles written in the Gatesville¬† Messenger of the good old days in Gatesville and Coryell County
  • "Coryell County Scrapbook" by Mildred Watkins Mears - a history of Coryell County


  • "Looking for Texas" by Rick Vanderpool;
  • "Texas Wildflowers";
  • "Starring Texas" includes the "Star" in our own courthouse rotunda;
  • "The Spur" - photos of spurs done here in Gatesville;
  • "Who Has Seen the Wind" - all about windmills;
  • 1884 (hand drawn) map poster of Gatesville
  • "Historic Map of Coryell County" $20