Robert Lee in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Coke County Jail
At least seven early sheriffs lived downstairs, acting as jail-keepers. The prisoners averaged about four a month, jailed only for short terms for minor law violations. Coke County never has had a felon assessed the death penalty. The gallows on second floor was never used.
Erected 1972 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 934.)
Location. 31° 53.57′ N, 100° 29.278′ W. Marker is in Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is at the intersection of Chadbourne Street and W. 6th Street, on the right when traveling south on Chadbourne Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Silver (here, next to this marker); Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke (about 600 feet away); Fence-Cutting War (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Robert Lee (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Lee Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Henry Davis Pearce (approx. 0.9 miles away); Locklin Bartholomew Murray (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Robert Lee.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.