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ROBERT LEE, TEXAS

Coke County Seat, Texas Panhandle / West Texas

31°53'44"N 100°29'6"W (31.895687, -100.484912)
State Highways 208 and 158
On the Colorado River
31 miles N of San Angelo
36 miles NW of Ballinger
44 miles SE of Colorado City
Population: 1,049 (2010) 1,171 (2000) 1,276 (1990)

Robert Lee, Texas Area Hotels › San Angelo Hotels
Former Coke county jail, Robert Lee Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
1907 Former Coke County Jail - Coke County Museum

Robert Lee Topics:

  • History in a Pecan Shell
  • Coke County Courthouse next page
  • Coke County Museum - Former Coke County Jail next page
  • Robert Lee Landmarks / Attractions Photo Gallery
  • Coke County - Towns & Ghost Towns next page
  • Lake E.V. Spence

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  • History in a Pecan Shell

    R. E. Cartledge and L. B. Harris are credited with being town founders, using their land to form the new town and name it after the Confederate general. Harris and Cartledge had planned to wrest the county seat status from Hayrick, and they succeeded in an election held in 1891.

    The population of Hayrick gave Robert Lee its first boost. Robert Lee’s post office opened that year and a new courthouse was constructed. The population stood at 750.

    Robert Lee incorporated in 1929. Throughout the years the town has thankfully escaped fire and tornadoes and the residents enjoyed the tranquility. The population remained under 1,000 residents until the early 1950s. A new high of 1,391 was reached in the late 1980s.

    Robert Lee, Texas Landmarks / Attractions:

    Coke County Courthouse , Robert Lee Texas
    Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson, August 2006
    Coke County Courthouse
    Robert Lee Tx First Methodist Church
    First Methodist Church
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Robert Lee Tx First Methodist Church historical marker
    Historical Marker
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    More Texas Churches
    Robert Lee Tx - Closed Bank
    Bank closed.
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    More Texas Banks
    Robert Lee Tx Boot Shop
    Boot repair
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Robert Lee Tx Bright And Early Sign
    Bright and Early Coffee and Tea
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Robert Lee Tx Key Feed Ghost Sign
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    More Texas Signs | Ghost Signs
    Robert Lee Tx Flower Shop
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    Robert LeeT x Cemetery
    Robert Lee Cemetery
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    More Texas Cemeteries
    Robert Lee Tx City Limit Sign
    Robert Lee City Limit
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
    “When Robert Lee Gets a New Railroad"
    A letter from Ruth Elliott Sellers:
    My mother and her family lived in Robert Lee when she was a teenager. As teenagers do, she picked up songs of that era. “When Robert Lee Gets a New Railroad" was written about the time that the towns of Robert Lee and Bronte vied over who would get the railroad. (The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient - later bought by what is now the Sante Fe.) Robert Lee lost and the railway was completed to Bronte in 1907... more
    Robert Lee, Texas Forum
    Subject: Coke County Library
    Coke County Library in Robert Lee has added rock and mineral display to it's collection of books. - Arthur Burnett, July 02, 2018
    Map - Coke County Texas 1920
    Coke County 1920s Map showing ghost towns not on the map today
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
    Sanco TX Coke County Sanco School
    Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018
    Sanco
    Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
    From Robert Lee, take State Hwy 208 NW about 6 miles,
    then N on Sanco Loop about 3 miles

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    Robert Lee, Texas Nearby Towns:
    Colorado City | San Angelo | Ballinger
    See Coke County | Texas Panhandle | West Texas

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