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HAYRICK, TEXAS

Coke County’s First County Seat

Texas Ghost Town
Coke County, Texas Panhandle / Central Texas North

Highway 158
7 miles NE of Robert Lee

Hayrick, Texas Area Hotels:
San Angelo Hotels | Colorado City Hotels
Hayrick Tx - Hayrick Cemetery
Hayrick Cemetery
4 miles E of Robert Lee on Texas Highway 158
then left on an unnamed county road 4.3 miles.

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Photographer's Note:
Hayrick is 7 miles northeast of Robert Lee. - Barclay Gibson

History on a Pinhead

A modest town of just 25 residents in 1887, Hayrick was named after nearby Hayrick Mountain. Hayrick is a synonym for haystack, which the mountain is said to resemble.

Having predated the organization of the county (in 1889) Hayrick became the county seat. The first two log courthouses fell victim to arsonists and when an election (1891) was held to decide between Robert Lee and Hayrick, Hayrick lost.

Residents and merchants moved to Robert Lee and Hayrick was left with a cemetery.

Hayrick, Texas Today

Hayrick Mountain and Hayrick Texas Centennial Marker
View of Hayrick Mountain
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Hayrick Centennial Marker Text:

HAYRICK

First county seat of
Coke County, 1889-1890.
Robert Lee
then became the
county seat.
Hayrick Texas Centennial Marker Text
Hayrick 1936 Texas Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
See Texas Centennial
Hayrick Tx - The way to Hayrick Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Hayrick Tx - Mexican Lady
The grave of an unknown Mexican lady
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018
Hayrick Tx - Hayrick Cemetery Sign
Hayrick Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
More Texas Cemeteries
Hayrick Tx - Nipple Peak
Nipple Peak (Nipple Mountain) -
In NE Coke County (at 31°51' N, 100°20' W) just north of Kickapoo Mountain and 7 miles NW of Bronte.
Photographer's Note: "I happened upon it on the road to the cemetery. the GPS I was using called the dirt road "Nipple Peak Road."

Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018
Map - Coke County Texas 1920
1920s Coke County Map showing Hayrick
Courtesy General Land Office
Hayrick Tx - Hayrick Masonic Lodge 696
Hayrick Masonic Lodge 696
Photo courtesy Dustin Martin, January 2018
More Texas Lodges
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Hayrick, Texas Nearby Towns:
Robert Lee
Bronte | Sanco | Edith | Silver
Colorado City | Sweetwater | San Angelo | Ballinger
See Coke County | Texas Panhandle | Central Texas North

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