Founded in 1876 on Hords Creek, an area of rolling plains and wide bottomlands. A typical frontier settlement, the first store was hardly completed before a cemetery was laid out for the loser in a cowboy gunfight. Today, it is the Coleman County seat. A replica of Camp Colorado is in the Coleman City Park complex. Visit the Brandin' Wall, on the south wall of the Coleman County Chamber of Commerce building. The area boasts abundant hunting of deer, quail, dove and turkey, as well as fishing, boating and water sports on nearby lakes.
Coleman lies on U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports-to-Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.
The Coleman PRCA Rodeo is held annually, and the Fiesta de la Paloma is the first weekend in October.