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CONE, TEXAS

Crosby County, Texas Panhandle / West Texas
Highway 62/ 207 and Ranch Road 193
40 Miles NE of Lubbock
8.5 Miles N of
Ralls
13.8 Miles S of Floydada

Population: 00070 (2000)

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Crosby County TX - Village of Cone Historical Marker
Village of Cone Historical Marker on US 62
Photo courtesy Rick Vanderpool, May 2010

History in a Pecan Shell

James Stanton Cone, one of the first settlers here, is the community namesake. The town was established around 1901 with a post office opening two years later.

Landowner Charles "Uncle Charlie” Travis donated a site for a school and the Cone district was organized in 1905.

Cone had an estimated population of 150 people in the late 1930s – the high-water mark of population.

In the mid 1960s the school consolidated with
Ralls and by the late 1980s, Cone was down to less than 50 citizens. It increased to 70 for the 2000 census and residents are eagerly awaiting the 2010 count to see how many of them there are.

Cone Cemetery is 2 miles west on FM 193.

Crosby County, Cone TX - Store
Cone Store
Photo courtesy Rick Vanderpool, May 2010
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Historical Marker Text

Village of Cone

Named in 1903 for S. E. Cone, who helped carry mail here from the nearby town of Emma. Post Office was established same year in general store of R. E. Chapman, who became the first Postmaster. Town once had a school, stores, and churches. Now center of irrigated section, which produces cotton, sorghum grains, and wheat.
1969
Historical Marker Text

Cone Cemetery

Founded with burial, April 17,1897, of W. G. English, Father of J. P. and E. M. English; on land patented by the state to J. P. English, October 9, 1897. Title was adopted after post office was named in 1903 for rancher Stanton J. Cone. Cemetery was bought by Judge Pink L. Parrish for Crosby County, May 8, 1910.
1971
Lubbock & Crosby County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Crosby County postal map showing Cone (N of Emma)
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
Cone, Texas
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