Gatesville is a city in and the county seat of Coryell County in Central Texas, United States of America. The population was 15,399 at the 2010 census. The city has five of the eight prisons and state jails for women operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and one of the facilities, the Mountain View Unit, has the state's death row for women.
Coryell County courthouse
|Nickname(s): Spur Capital of Texas|
Gatesville was established in 1854 on land donated by Richard G. Grant (1808–1858), shortly after the organization of Coryell County. The name was taken from Fort Gates, which had been established in 1849 five miles west.