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

Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M.

 
 
Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. Marker
Inscription.  

Organized 1890 at Hayrick, first county seat of Coke County. Moved to Robert Lee 1891. This hall was built in 1906 by a contractor, S.C. Wilkins, of concrete blocks mixed and cast by hand.

First story has housed many businesses, U.S. offices.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2415.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 31° 53.602′ N, 100° 29.171′ W. Marker is in Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E. 7th Street (Loop State Highway 229) and Austin Street, on the right when traveling west. 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 walking distance of this marker. County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke (within shouting distance of this marker); Fence-Cutting War (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coke County Jail (about 600 feet away); Silver
Marker Mounted on Wall Facing E. 7th Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. Marker Mounted on Wall Facing E. 7th Street
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(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.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the side wall facing E. 7th Street.
 
Hayrick Lodge Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
3. Hayrick Lodge Building and Marker
Hayrick Lodge Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 29, 2019
4. Hayrick Lodge Building and Marker
The Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. Marker can barely been seen in profile on the left side of the building in this view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.

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