7 miles northeast of Robert
Lee. - Barclay
See 1920s Coke County
on a PinheadA 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.
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.
Centennial Marker Text|
county seat of
Coke County, 1889-1890.
then became the
Coke County Map showing Hayrick|
Courtesy General Land Office