Coesfield

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.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

No

Place type

Coesfield is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Horse Shoe Bend)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.81843680
    Longitude
    -97.03195390

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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