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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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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]

History

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

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

  • 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

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records


A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.


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.


References

  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. GenDisasters.com - Robert Lee, TX Courthouse Fire, Jan 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/8799/robert-lee-tx-coke-county-courthouse-fire-feb-1891

 

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