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

Sanco

(Originally Located 1 Mile East)

 
 
Sanco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
1. Sanco Marker
Inscription. On site of prehistoric Indian camps, in area where in 1850's Fort Chadbourne soldiers often skirmished with Indians.
†††††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.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

 
Erected 1966 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4558.)
 
Location. 32° 0.491′ N, 100° 31.434′ W. Marker is near Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is on Sanco Loop 2.1 miles east of Texas Highway 208, on the right when traveling west. Touch 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 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
Sanco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
2. Sanco Marker
View to northeast from Sanco Loop
(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 Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on May 5, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View to Southeast on Sanco Loop image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
3. View to Southeast on Sanco Loop
Marker on left side of road
View to Northwest on Sanco Loop image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
4. View to Northwest on Sanco Loop
Service station and post office building on right side of road
Remnants of Sanco image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
5. Remnants of Sanco
From left to right, service station / post office, school, and Methodist church
Sanco School image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
6. Sanco School
Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
7. Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 5, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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