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ROBERT LEE, TEXAS

Coke County Seat, Texas Panhandle / West Texas
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 1,171 (2000)


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Former Coke county jail, Robert Lee Texas
1907 Former Coke County Jail - Coke County Museum
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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Robert Lee Topics of Interest:

History in a Pecan Shell
Coke County Courthouse
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Coke County Museum - Former Coke County Jail
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A Visit to Robert Lee Photo Gallery
Coke County Towns & Ghost Towns
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 Today

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. More Texas Churches
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Robert Lee Tx - Closed Bank
Bank closed. More Texas Banks
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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
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Robert Lee Tx Flower Shop
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Robert LeeT x Cemetery
Robert Lee Cemetery. More Texas Cemeteries
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 Tx City Limit Sign
Robert Lee City Limit
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Coke County Towns & Ghost Towns:
County Seat - Robert Lee
Coke County Courthouse
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  • Map - Coke County Texas 1920
    1920s Coke County Map showing ghost towns not on the map today
    Courtesy General Land Office
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