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

County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke

1829 — 1896

 
 
County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke Marker
Inscription.  Virginia native. Leader Texas secession movement. Joined army, rose to captain 15th Texas Infantry company serving in Louisiana, Arkansas, chiefly Tennessee campaigns. Elected to State Supreme Court 1866, removed by reconstruction military authorities. Defeated Governor E.J. Davis 1873. Bloodless controversy ensued, Davis retired under protest, marking political end reconstruction in Texas. U.S. Senator 1877-1895.

A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy

 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 4260.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 31° 53.577′ N, 100° 29.161′ W. Marker is in Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is at the intersection of E. 7th Street (Loop State Highway 229) and Austin Street, on the right when traveling east on E. 7th Street. Marker is located at the northwest corner of the grounds of the Coke County Courthouse. 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
Marker on Grounds of Coke County Court House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. Marker on Grounds of Coke County Court House
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walking distance of this marker. Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); Fence-Cutting War (within shouting distance of this marker); Coke County Jail (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silver (about 600 feet away); First Methodist Church of Robert Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Lee Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry Davis Pearce (approx. ¾ mile away); Locklin Bartholomew Murray (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Robert Lee.
 
Also see . . .  Richard Coke. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on July 20, 2016.) 
 
Sen. Richard Coke, Texas image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Sen. Richard Coke, Texas
Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   3. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Sep. 27, 2022