Coke County, Texas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>  
 
'''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>  
  
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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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  ====
 
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Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 2 Feb 1891  
 
Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 2 Feb 1891  
  
source:[http://www3.gendisasters.com ''gendisasters.com'']
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source:[http://www3.gendisasters.com ''gendisasters.com'']  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities:&nbsp; '''| Morton | Robert Lee |
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'''Towns and Cities:&nbsp; '''| Morton | Robert Lee |  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Mitchell_County,_Texas|Mitchell]]
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*[[Mitchell County, Texas|Mitchell]]  
*[[Nolan_County,_Texas|Nolan]]
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*[[Nolan County, Texas|Nolan]]  
*[[Runnels_County,_Texas|Runnels]]
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*[[Runnels County, Texas|Runnels]]  
*[[Sterling_County,_Texas|Sterling]]
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*[[Sterling County, Texas|Sterling]]  
*[[Tom_Green_County,_Texas|Tom Green]]
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*[[Tom Green County, Texas|Tom Green]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193285&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Coke&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193285&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Coke&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  

Revision as of 01:47, 26 August 2010

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

Towns and Cities:  | Morton | Robert Lee |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

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