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HAYRICK, TEXAS

Coke County’s First County Seat

Texas Ghost Town
Coke County, Panhandle / North Central Texas
Highway 158
NE of Robert Lee
See 1920s Coke County Map

Hayrick, Texas Area Hotels:
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Hayrick Tx - Hayrick Cemetery
Hayrick Cemetery in sight
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Photographer's Note:
Hayrick is 7 miles northeast of Robert Lee. - Barclay Gibson
See 1920s Coke County Map

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 - Hayrick Cemetery Sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
More Texas Cemeteries
Map - Coke County Texas 1920
1920s Coke County Map showing Hayrick
Courtesy General Land Office
Hayrick, Texas
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