Coke County, Texas

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'''1889--'''Coke County was organized 13 March 1889 from [[Tom_Green_County,_Texas|Tom Green]] County. '''County seat:''' Robert Lee <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1889--'''Coke County was organized 13 March 1889 from [[Tom Green County, Texas|Tom Green]] County. '''County seat:''' Robert Lee <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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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.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:58, 9 March 2009

United States  > Texas > Counties C > Coke County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1889--Coke County was organized 13 March 1889 from Tom Green County. County seat: Robert Lee [1]

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

Coke County Records.

San Angelo, Tex., Feb. 1.-News has just reached here that the records of Coke county were destroyed by fire Friday night at Robert Lee, the new county seat which was moved from Hayrick by a small majority vote on the 6th of last month. No clew is known as to who perpetrated the deed. This makes the second time during the last twelve months that the Coke county records have been destroyed by fire.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 2 Feb 1891

source:gendisasters.com

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).