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SEATTLE, TEXAS. 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.


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

Zelma Scott


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

Zelma Scott, "SEATTLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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