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

Natural Landmark Shelving Rock

(8 mi. W. on Private Land)

 
 
Natural Landmark Shelving Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. Natural Landmark Shelving Rock Marker
Inscription. Archeological findings at an overhanging rock ledge on Walnut Creek show that the spot, midway between the Colorado and North Concho Rivers, was for hundreds of years campsite or village of nomadic Indians who sought the shelter, running water, wood, and high lookout point above ledge.
     After 1850, campsite was used in turn by Fort Chadbourne and Fort Concho scouts, surveyors, and line riders of area ranches.
     There Rangers, state militia, and a posse of settlers hunting horses and Indians rendezvoused a few nights prior to disastrous Battle of Dove Creek, Jan. 8, 1865.
 
Erected 1972 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4671.)
 
Location. 31° 48.377′ N, 100° 40.71′ W. Marker is near Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2034 and Walnut Road, on the right when traveling west on Road 2034. 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 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Divide Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edith (approx. 7.8 miles away); World War I Peace Monument (approx.
Natural Landmark Shelving Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. Natural Landmark Shelving Rock Marker
View to north across FM 2034
9.8 miles away); Silver (approx. 12.7 miles away); Coke County Jail (approx. 12.7 miles away); County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke (approx. 12.8 miles away); Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. (approx. 12.8 miles away); Fence-Cutting War (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Robert Lee.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
View to East on Farm-to-Market Road 2034 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
3. View to East on Farm-to-Market Road 2034
Marker is on left (north) side of road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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