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

Coke County Jail

 
 
Coke County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. Coke County Jail Marker
Inscription. Successor to county’s first one-room jail of rough lumber built about 1891, this building was erected 1907 by Southern Structural Steel Company, San Antonio. Officials who let the contract were P.D. Coulson, County Judge; C.M. Barger, S.W. Gaston, T.J. Goss, M.C. Jones, Commissioners.
     At least seven early sheriffs lived downstairs, acting as jail-keepers. The prisoners averaged about four a month, jailed only for short terms for minor law violations. Coke County never has had a felon assessed the death penalty. The gallows on second floor was never used.
 
Erected 1972 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 934.)
 
Location. 31° 53.57′ N, 100° 29.278′ W. Marker is in Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is at the intersection of Chadbourne Street and W. 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on Chadbourne Street. Click for map. 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 walking distance of this marker. Silver (here, next to this marker); Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke
Silver and Coke County Jail Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. Silver and Coke County Jail Markers
(about 600 feet away); Fence-Cutting War (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Robert Lee (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Lee Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Henry Davis Pearce (approx. 0.9 miles away); Locklin Bartholomew Murray (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Robert Lee.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
1907 Coke County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
3. 1907 Coke County Jail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016.
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