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Seattle, on Owl Creek sixteen miles south of Gatesville in southeastern Coryell County, received a post office in 1899 with Annette Glass as postmaster. W. A. Umberhagen, a local store owner, is said to have chosen the town name because he liked it. When its post office was discontinued in 1933, Seattle's mail was sent to Flat. The Fort Hood military reservation was established two miles west of Seattle during World War II. The community reported a population of seventy-five from the 1940s through the 1960s, after which further estimates were not available.

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

Belongs to

Seattle is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Seattle is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Sigsbee)


Latitude: 31.24489390
Longitude: -97.62529490

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated