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Near Robert Lee in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Coke County

 
 
Coke County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
1. Coke County Marker
Inscription.

Formed from Tom Green County
Created †††††March 13, 1889
Organized †††††April 23, 1889

Named in Honor of
Richard Coke
1829 - 1896
Governor of Texas †††††1874-1876
Member of United States Senate
1878 - 1896

County Seat, Hayrick, 1889
Robert Lee, since 1890

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 933.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 54.483′ N, 100° 27.205′ W. Marker is near Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is on State Highway 158 0.1 miles west of Scott Lane, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at roadside picnic area on north side of highway. Marker is in this post office area: Robert Lee TX 76945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cary Allen Gates (approx. 1.4 miles away); Locklin Bartholomew Murray (approx. 1.4 miles away); Henry Davis Pearce (approx. 1.4 miles away); Robert Lee Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away);
Coke County Marker Inscription Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
2. Coke County Marker Inscription Tablet
First Methodist Church of Robert Lee (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fence-Cutting War (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. (approx. 2.2 miles away); County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Robert Lee.
 
Also see . . .  Coke County. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on May 5, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Coke County Marker at Roadside Picnic Area image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
3. Coke County Marker at Roadside Picnic Area
View to West on State Highway 158 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
4. View to West on State Highway 158
View to East on State Highway 158 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
5. View to East on State Highway 158
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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