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

Robert Lee Cemetery

 
 
Robert Lee Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2007
1. Robert Lee Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Established in 1891, two years after the founding of the city of Robert Lee, developers L. B. Harris and Eugene Cartledge, as president and secretary of the Austin & Northern Land & Cattle Company, on Sept. 29, 1892, sold for $1.00 this 11.7-acre burial ground. Already site of several graves, it was deeded to Hayrick Lodge No. 696, A.F.&A.M., for “sole use as cemetery grounds for the members, relatives, and friends”. Later it was named by the lodge. Buried here are 34 Civil War veterans, as well as soldiers of later wars and members of many of the families in Robert Lee.
 
Erected 1973 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4300.)
 
Location. 31° 53.864′ N, 100° 28.51′ W. Marker is in Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is on State Highway 158, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is next to flagpole at entrance to cemetery. 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. Henry Davis Pearce (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cary Allen Gates (about 500 feet away); Locklin Bartholomew Murray
Robert Lee Cemetery Entrance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2007
2. Robert Lee Cemetery Entrance and Marker
(about 700 feet away); First Methodist Church of Robert Lee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fence-Cutting War (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. (approx. 0.7 miles away); County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke (approx. 0.7 miles away); Coke County Jail (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Robert Lee.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Lee. From the Texas State Handbook online. (Submitted on May 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Robert Lee Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
3. Robert Lee Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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