Near Robert Lee in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(Originally Located 1 Mile East)
One of the first settlements and second pioneer post office (established 1888) in county.
Named for the Comanche Chief Sanaco, who with Chief Yellow Wolf had regularly camped here. Yellow Wolf, killed in a fight with Lipans, is buried nearby.
In 1907, new site was surveyed. Town relocated here on Yellow Wolf Creek. School, post office, store, blacksmith shop moved to this new site, where Methodist church was already located.
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4558.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 32° 0.491′ N, 100° 31.434′ W. Marker is near Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Robert Lee TX 76945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coke County (approx. 8.1 miles away); First Methodist Church of Robert Lee (approx. 8.1 miles away); Robert Lee Cemetery (approx. 8.2 miles away); Cary Allen Gates (approx. 8.2 miles away); Henry Davis Pearce (approx. 8.2 miles away); Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. (approx. 8.2 miles away); Locklin Bartholomew Murray (approx. 8.2 miles away); Silver (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Robert Lee.
Also see . . . Sanco, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on May 5, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.