Robert Lee, TX Coke County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1891

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 [January 30, 1891] 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 [sic] 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