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COKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
County Seat - Robert Lee, Texas

Coke County has had three courthouse:
1889 - Hayrick
1891 - Robert Lee
1956 - Robert Lee

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1956 Coke County Courthouse , Robert Lee Texas
The 1956 Coke County Courthouse
Photos courtesy Terry Jeanson, August 2006

Current Coke County Courthouse - Robert Lee

Date: 1956
Architect : Wyatt C. Hedrick and Harry Weaver
Style: Modern
Material: Brick

1891 Coke County Courthouse - Robert Lee

Demolished in 1955
1891 Coke County courthouse, Robert Lee, Texas
The former Coke County Courthouse built 1891 from native stone
1939 photo courtesy TXDoT
1891 Coke County courthouse with clock tower and windmill, Robert Lee, Texas
1891 Coke County courthouse without clocktower, Robert Lee, Texas
"Oil paintings of the 1891 Coke County courthouse with and without its original tower. These and several other paintings of Coke County, along with photos of all of the county's historical markers, line the walls of the current courthouse. All photos taken 8/8/2006" - Terry Jeanson
1889 Coke County Courthouse - Hayrick
Two story frame construction
Destroyed by fire in 1890

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.
Hayrick Texas Centennial Marker Text
Hayrick 1936 Texas Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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