Coke County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Coke County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Coke County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded March 13, 1889
County Seat Robert Lee
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County Courthouse

Coke County Courthouse
PO Box 150
Robert Lee, TX 76945
Phone: 915.453.2631 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1891
and land records from 1875[1]


Parent County

1889--Coke County was organized 13 March 1889 from Tom Green County. County seat: Robert Lee [2]

The county was named for Richard Coke (1829-1897), Texas governor and United States senator, son of John and Eliza (Hankins) Coke, was born near Williamsburg, Virginia, on March 13, 1829.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1891--Coke County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 30, 1891.  All records were destroyed. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities:  | Morton | Robert Lee |

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors



  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors





Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

Coke County Library
706 Austin St
Robert Lee, TX 76945
Phone: (325) 453-2495

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coke County, Texas. Page 661 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. - Robert Lee, TX Courthouse Fire, Jan 1891