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Turnover, four miles south of Gatesville in central Coryell County, supposedly took its name from the nearby creek, where a wagon once turned over and spilled its cargo while trying to cross. One of the first families in the area was the Brown family, who moved there from Tennessee in 1854. The community developed around a Methodist church, but because many residents were renters, the population was very unstable. It was difficult for them to support a preacher, and the church was disbanded before 1915. Turnover residents were forced to leave when the Fort Hood military reservation was established in the early 1940s.

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Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl | © TSHA

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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.

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Turnover is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Turnover is classified as a Town


Latitude: 31.37516680
Longitude: -97.70946510

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated