Homer Perryman receives a plaque from Danny Corbett. In background, from left, are County Judge John Firth and Commissioners Jack Wall and Justin Latham. Not shown are Commissioners Don Jones and Daren Moore.

GATESVILLE — Homer Perryman, whose family helped settle the area in the 1800s, was recognized this week for serving more than 16 years as chairman of the Coryell County Historical Commission.

County commissioners adopted a proclamation declaring Jan. 27 as a day to honor Perryman’s “achievements and exemplary service.”

Perryman served as chairman of the historical commission from July 1997 to December 2013.

His successor as chairman, Danny Corbett, presented Perryman with a plaque thanking him for his service to the group.

Perryman’s deep family roots in Coryell County and the Harmon community spurred his interest in the culture and history of the county, the proclamation stated.

His most recent project with the historical commission was the dedication in October of a historical marker at North Fort Hood remembering the more than 20 communities sacrificed for the creation of Camp Hood in 1942.

Perryman thanked the members of the historical commission, then acknowledged the county commissioners’ court and offered some advice to Corbett.

“Don’t take any guff off these guys,” Perryman said.

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