Coltharp Reunion
This web site is a non-commercial, family run effort
to coordinate communication for family activities.
Plan on spending a little time in the area either before or after the reunion. Many interesting opportunities await as you explore the region.
Historical Societies / Geneology Resources
Van Zandt County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1388
Canton, TX 75103
9 am - 4 pm M-F, 9 am - 1 pm Sat
Smith County Historical Museum
125 South College Street
Tyler, Tx 75702
Tyler Public Library
Geneology Section
201 S. College Ave.
Tyler, Tx 75702
County Records Resources
Henderson County Courthouse
Gwen Moffeit, County Clerk
100 E. Tyler St, Room 107
Athens, TX 75751
Canton Street Van Zandt County Courthouse
Charlotte Bledsoe, County Clerk
121 E. Dallas Street, Room 202
Canton TX, 75103
Family Fun
Caldwell Zoo Tyler is home to the Caldwell Zoo. Spread out over 85 acres Caldwell Zoo has more than 2,000 animals. This is just one of many great stops for families to enjoy some quality time during their visit. 

A one-time 'oil town', downtown Tyler offers rich history and photographic opportunities.  Tyler has been nicknamed the "Rose Capital of America" because of its large role in the rose-growing industry; about 20% of commercial rose bushes produced in the U.S. are grown in Tyler and Smith County.
Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark near Canton is a great spot to cool off on those hot summer days.  It will be open with summer hours around the reunion in the month of June!

For other entertainment ideas check with the Tyler Convention & Vistors Bureau, Athens Chamber of Commerce, or Canton Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.
Splash Kingdom
Great Food
A few of our local favorites are listed below.   If you are interested in other types of food, contact us close to the reunion.
  • Fat Catz (Tyler) - great Cajun-style Food
    Southeast Crossing Center, 3320 Troup Highway Suite 170, Tyler, TX 75701   (903) 593-1114

  • Mercado's Mexico Restaurant (Tyler) - great tortillas, salsas, and fresh chips
    2214 W Southwest Loop 323, Tyler, TX   (903) 534-1754

  • Ribmasters (Whitehouse/Tyler) - great BBQ, the ribs are some of the best in the region.
    803 State Highway 110 North #A, Whitehouse, TX   (903) 839-0530

  • Scooter Pete's (Tyler) - great burgers at the new 'Iron Horse Grill', motorcycle paraphernalia and garage
    14685 Highway 155 South, Tyler, Texas 75703   (903) 581-0810

Cajon food
Downtown Canton Athens, Canton, and Tyler are rich in history, and provide photographers with an abundance of subjects.  Walk the quiet streets, enjoy the classic architecture, especially the local courthouses.  From architecture and antiques to homegrown vegetables, this area provides a variety for all interests.
Historic Edom Cemetery is the resting place for many Coltharp family members.

For more information on Edom check their website
Edom Cemetery
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