Texas Landmarks - Coke County

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Coke County - TXGenWeb County Index

Coke County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

Tips on using this index:

1.     Scroll or use your browser "find" function to search this Index for a particular feature name or location.

2.     Copy the Latitude and Longitude of your selected feature on a piece of paper for later reference. ( 311613N is 31° 16’ 13”  and 0953747W is 95° 37’ 47” – drop the leading 0  )

3.     Click on the name of the feature to view a map of the county. (Features submitted by other than USGS will appear immediately and no more action on you part to locate your feature.)

4.     Note that as you move the cursor across the map that the latitude and longitude of the cursor is given in boxes on the left side of the page.

5.     Move the cursor to display the latitude and longitude you recorded in step 2, and then left click. This click will center your selected feature in the center of the map. This is the location of your selected feature. If the copied lat & long is given in decimal degrees (31.78923) select DD.DD in the coordinates box directly under the Lat & long boxes.

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7.     Items submitted by sources other than the USGS show approximate locations only. They have not been surveyed but usually are given to editor as verbal or written descriptions.

8.     Locations of creeks & streams are given at the mouth of the creek or stream, i.e. where it joins a larger stream.

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Feature Name

St

County Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters Name
E-mail address

Antelope Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315200N
1002742W

 

USGS

Antelope Creek

TX

Coke

stream

320415N
1002007W

 

USGS

Big Windmill

TX

Coke

locale

314628N
1003038W

 

USGS

Bitter Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315921N
1004042W

 

USGS

Bonner Point

TX

Coke

cape

320257N
1001610W

 

USGS

Bouzier Creek

TX

Coke

stream

320319N
1001850W

 

USGS

Bronte

TX

Coke

pop place

315314N
1001729W

Eastern gateway to Permian Basin, in Coke County, called Oso and Broncho in early 1880's. Formally named for English novelist Charlotte Bronte, in 1890. Incorporated 1907. Basic agricultural economy, predominantly ranching. Site of major oil and gas development since 1948.

USGS &
Mary Love Berryman
marylove@tyler.net

Bronte Oil Field

TX

Coke

oilfield

315246N
1001859W

 

USGS

Buffalo Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315025N
1002418W

 

USGS

Buffalo Spring

TX

Coke

spring

314332N
1002920W

 

USGS

Bull Pasture Windmill

TX

Coke

locale

314842N
1003132W

 

USGS

Butterfield Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

314452N
1002834W

 

USGS

Butterfield Peak

TX

Coke

summit

314623N
1002857W

 

USGS

Cedar Hill

TX

Coke

cemetery

320027N
1004450W

The Cedar Hill area, settled by Stock-farming homesteaders about 1890. Was named for the nearby cedar-covered elevation. A one-room school built in 1891 was located about 100 yards north of the cemetery, which remains. However, no post office or town ever developed. Discouraged by drouths and the lack of conveniences, many people had departed by 1904. The school closed after 1917. 30 years later, an oil boom swept the county, Cedar Hill area, supplying 2 big companies. Now lies within one of West Texas largest Oil Field.

USGS &
Mary Love Berryman
marylove@tyler.net

Cedar Hill Cemetery

TX

Coke

cemetery

320027N
1004450W

 

USGS

Cedar Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

315159N
1001955W

 

USGS

Cement Creek

TX

Coke

stream

314642N
1002739W

 

USGS

Cement Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

314529N
1002904W

 

USGS

Cemetery Draw

TX

Coke

valley

320122N
1004416W

 

USGS

Cobb Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315020N
1002432W

 

USGS

Coke County

TX

Coke

civil

315300N
1003200W

 

USGS

Cow Creek

TX

Coke

stream

320304N
1001935W

 

USGS

Cow Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315127N
1002259W

 

USGS

Coxs Gap

TX

Coke

gap

320008N
1002220W

 

USGS

Dead Indian Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

320501N
1004601W

 

USGS

Deadman Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

315917N
1002012W

 

USGS

Divide

TX

Coke

locale

314820N
1004146W

 

USGS

Double Barrel Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315131N
1002045W

 

USGS

Dripping Springs

TX

Coke

spring

315424N
1003643W

 

USGS

Dry Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315737N
1001752W

 

USGS

Durham Peak

TX

Coke

summit

320032N
1003006W

 

USGS

E V Spence Reservoir

TX

Coke

reservoir

315030N
1003100W

 

USGS

East Kickapoo Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315307N
1001659W

 

USGS

Edith

TX

Coke

pop place

315412N
1003637W

Settled by cattlemen who ran herds on open range, and stock-farming homesteaders. Area had three schools, Lodge Hall, Tabernacle, general store, cotton gin and blacksmith shop. The Post Office, established in 1890, was named for Edith Bonsall, an admired young lady of Ballinger. It closed in 1955. Dwindling schools combined, then consolidated with those of nearby Robert Lee. As trend toward urban living increased, Edith declined.

USGS &
Mary Love Berryman
marylove@tyler.net

Elm Bend

TX

Coke

bend

315349N
1003216W

 

USGS

Fairview Cemetery

TX

Coke

cemetery

315250N
1001718W

 

USGS

Fort Chadbourne

TX

Coke

pop place

320002N
1001721W

(12 miles NE of Bronte on US 277) Established by the United States Army October 28, 1852. as a protection to frontier settlers against Indians. Named in honor of Lieutenant T. L Chadbourne, killed at Resaca de la Palma May 9, 1846. Occupied by Federal Troops 1852-1859; 1865-1867. An important station on the Butterfield Overland Stage Route 1858-1861.

USGS &
Mary Love Berryman
marylove@tyler.net

Fort Chadbourne

TX

Coke

military

320204N
1001446W

 

USGS

Fort Chadbourne Cemetery

TX

Coke

cemetery

315918N
1001729W

 

USGS

Fort Chadbourne Cemetery

TX

Coke

cemetery

320226N
1001503W

 

USGS

Fox Hollow

TX

Coke

bay

320342N
1001634W

 

USGS

Gasconades Creek

TX

Coke

stream

320319N
1004551W

 

USGS

Gladney Field

TX

Coke

park

320433N
1004123W

 

USGS

Goat Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

315852N
1004649W

 

USGS

Gobbler Creek

TX

Coke

stream

320140N
1003059W

 

USGS

Gobbler Hill

TX

Coke

summit

314319N
1001809W

 

USGS

Green Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

315328N
1004003W

 

USGS

Green Mountain Community Center

TX

Coke

locale

315417N
1003832W

 

USGS

Grubs Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

315821N
1004747W

 

USGS

Gulf Peninsula

TX

Coke

cape

320258N
1001705W

 

USGS

Hatley Windmill

TX

Coke

locale

314929N
1003306W

 

USGS

Hayrick

TX

Coke

pop place

315735N
1002339W

First County Seat of Coke County, 1889 -1890.

USGS &
Mary Love Berryman
marylove@tyler.net

Hayrick Cemetery

TX

Coke

cemetery

315717N
1002341W

 

USGS

Hayrick Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

315735N
1002339W

 

USGS

Head of the Creek Windmill

TX

Coke

locale

314601N
1003433W

 

USGS

Helfer Creek Tank

TX

Coke

reservoir

320445N
1004833W

 

USGS

Hendry Point

TX

Coke

cape

320342N
1001647W

 

USGS

Hidden Spring

TX

Coke

spring

314444N
1002217W

 

USGS

Hog Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

314704N
1003023W

 

USGS

Hog Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

315525N
1001430W

 

USGS

Holiman Ranch

TX

Coke

locale

313522N
1003850W

 

USGS

Horse Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

314838N
1003447W

 

USGS

Horse Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

320227N
1003143W

 

USGS

Humble Neck

TX

Coke

bay

320337N
1001604W

 

USGS

I A B Oil Field

TX

Coke

oilfield

315829N
1003522W

 

USGS

Indian Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315112N
1002314W

 

USGS

Indian Creek Cemetery

TX

Coke

cemetery

315334N
1002451W

 

USGS

Jack Miles Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315102N
1002532W

 

USGS

Jameson-Strawn Oil Field

TX

Coke

oilfield

320128N
1004442W

 

USGS

Jones Peak

TX

Coke

summit

315938N
1001940W

 

USGS

Juniper Creek

TX

Coke

stream

314723N
1001254W

 

USGS

Juniper Peak

TX

Coke

summit

314523N
1002004W

 

USGS

KTEO-FM (San Angelo)

TX

Coke

tower

314211N
1001920W

 

USGS

Kaiser Creek

TX

Coke

stream

320226N
1001742W

 

USGS

Kates Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315346N
1004516W

 

USGS

Kickapoo Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315048N
1001710W

 

USGS

Kickapoo Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

315801N
1002010W

 

USGS

Little Round Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

314731N
1002957W

 

USGS

Little Walnut Creek

TX

Coke

stream

314443N
1004711W

 

USGS

Live Oak Creek

TX

Coke

stream

313705N
1004042W

 

USGS

Liveoak Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315006N
1001855W

 

USGS

Liveoak Ridge

TX

Coke

ridge

314809N
1002446W

 

USGS

Lock Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

314929N
1003419W

 

USGS

Lone Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

314949N
1003300W

 

USGS

Long Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

314911N
1003223W

 

USGS

Lygay Oil Field

TX

Coke

oilfield

315932N
1004203W

 

USGS

Machae Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315103N
1002521W

 

USGS

Margaret, Mount

TX

Coke

summit

314445N
1001744W

 

USGS

McCuthen Oil Field

TX

Coke

oilfield

315421N
1002424W

 

USGS

McDowell Point

TX

Coke

cape

320333N
1001719W

 

USGS

McKnight State Sanatorium

TX

Coke

hospital

313642N
1003858W

 

USGS

Meadow Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315846N
1003543W

 

USGS

Meadow Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

320049N
1003625W

 

USGS

Messbox Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315343N
1002958W

 

USGS

Middle Kickapoo Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315309N
1001700W

 

USGS

Millican Mountains

TX

Coke

summit

315047N
1003515W

 

USGS

Millican Oil Field

TX

Coke

oilfield

315518N
1004112W

 

USGS

Mountain Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315313N
1002826W

 

USGS

Mountain Creek Reservoir

TX

Coke

reservoir

315357N
1002832W

 

USGS

Mule Creek

TX

Coke

stream

314659N
1001237W

 

USGS

Mule Creek Cemetery

TX

Coke

cemetery

314253N
1001901W

 

USGS

Mule Creek Spring

TX

Coke

spring

314322N
1002320W

 

USGS

Munn Ranch

TX

Coke

locale

313504N
1004301W

 

USGS

Nan Hatty Tank

TX

Coke

reservoir

320216N
1004832W

 

USGS

Natural Well Draw

TX

Coke

valley

315444N
1004032W

 

USGS

Nipple Peak

TX

Coke

summit

314532N
1002316W

 

USGS

Nipple Peak

TX

Coke

summit

315844N
1002028W

 

USGS

North Pecan Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315539N
1003947W

 

USGS

Oak Creek Reservoir

TX

Coke

reservoir

320238N
1001551W

 

USGS

Old City Lake

TX

Coke

reservoir

315314N
1002745W

 

USGS

Oscar Tank

TX

Coke

reservoir

315117N
1003027W

 

USGS

Pace Point

TX

Coke

cape

320318N
1001651W

 

USGS

Paint Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315444N
1003407W

 

USGS

Panther Draw

TX

Coke

valley

315856N
1003623W

 

USGS

Panther Gap

TX

Coke

gap

315952N
1002134W

 

USGS

Panther Gap

TX

Coke

gap

320312N
1003607W

 

USGS

Pecan Church

TX

Coke

church

315415N
1003938W

 

USGS

Pecan Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315756N
1003631W

 

USGS

Perkins Plant

TX

Coke

other

320048N
1004621W

 

USGS

Peter L Windmill

TX

Coke

locale

320421N
1004708W

 

USGS

Pyramid Tank

TX

Coke

reservoir

320323N
1004832W

 

USGS

Rawlings Oil Field

TX

Coke

oilfield

315712N
1001830W

 

USGS

Robert Lee

TX

Coke

pop place

315332N
1002904W

 

USGS

Robert Lee Airport

TX

Coke

airport

315254N
1003225W

 

USGS

Rocky Point

TX

Coke

cape

320229N
1001639W

 

USGS

Ross Cemetery

TX

Coke

cemetery

320122N
1002037W

 

USGS

Ross Creek

TX

Coke

stream

320244N
1002010W

 

USGS

Rough Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315921N
1004027W

 

USGS

Rough Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315807N
1003523W

 

USGS

Rough Creek

TX

Coke

stream

320151N
1004413W

 

USGS

Salt Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315455N
1003427W

 

USGS

Sanco

TX

Coke

pop place

320030N
1003125W

On site of prehistoric Indian camps. In area where in 1850's Fort Chadbourne soldiers often skirmished with Indians. One of the first settlements and second pioneer post office (established 1888) in county. Names for the Comanche Chief Sanaco, who with Chief Yellow Wolf had regularly camped here. Yellow Wolfe, killed in a fight with Lipans, is buried nearby. In 1907, new site was surveyed on Yellow Wolfe Creek. School Post Office, store, blacksmith shop moved to this new site where Methodist Church was already located.

USGS &
Mary Love Berryman
marylove@tyler.net

Sand Creek

TX

Coke

stream

320044N
1004134W

 

USGS

Sand Hill

TX

Coke

summit

314510N
1002629W

 

USGS

Scenic Point

TX

Coke

cape

320335N
1001623W

 

USGS

Schooler Windmill

TX

Coke

locale

315022N
1003147W

 

USGS

Scrub Oak Ranch

TX

Coke

locale

314359N
1003239W

 

USGS

Scudday Tank

TX

Coke

reservoir

320222N
1004710W

 

USGS

Shaggy Peak

TX

Coke

summit

315653N
1004102W

 

USGS

Shawville

TX

Coke

pop place

315100N
1001759W

 

USGS

Shelving Rock Bluff

TX

Coke

cliff

315019N
1004717W

 

USGS

Silver

TX

Coke

pop place

320415N
1004056W

Coke County Cattle, Oil and Gas Center (Intersection od PR 1672 & SH 208) - A pioneer ranching center. Settled about 1880. Early land owners included S.M. Conner, W.G. Jameson and W.R.Walker, Dr. J.E. Reed for 50 years was only physician here. R.B. Allen was outstanding civic leader. Post Office, named for peak nearby, was opened 1890 with Thomas J. Wylie postmaster. School (2 mi. SW) was moved here and renamed Silver Peak. Oil discovery 1946. Brought drilling, refining, employees' camps, much growth. The town centre became busy oil-gas center. After Camps closed, 1966, the population declined.

USGS &
Mary Love Berryman
marylove@tyler.net

Silver Peak

TX

Coke

summit

320358N
1004054W

 

USGS

South Lygay Oil Field

TX

Coke

oilfield

315828N
1004241W

 

USGS

Spring Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

314455N
1002723W

 

USGS

Sterman Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

314813N
1003100W

 

USGS

Sterman Windmill

TX

Coke

locale

314748N
1003146W

 

USGS

Stone Point

TX

Coke

cape

314516N
1003015W

 

USGS

Storey Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315132N
1002715W

 

USGS

Tennyson

TX

Coke

pop place

314430N
1001709W

In area roamed by Indians for centuries, tamed by open-range cattlemen in the late 1870s. Permanent settlement began in 1880s. A post office, named for British Poet Alfred Tennyson, was established in 1894 with Mrs. Sarah E. Kiser as the first postmaster. Seven persons have held that office to date (1970). Over years, area has had several schools, but all are now closed. Nearby Mt. Margaret (height 335 feet), once locale of Indian activities. Is now site of Annual Community Homecoming (the Saturday before Labor Day) and Easter Sunrise Religious Services each spring.

USGS &
Mary Love Berryman
marylove@tyler.net

Turkey Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315137N
1002137W

 

USGS

Turner Ranch Headquarters

TX

Coke

locale

313410N
1004412W

 

USGS

Valley View

TX

Coke

locale

314858N
1002724W

 

USGS

Walnut Creek

TX

Coke

stream

314131N
1004743W

 

USGS

Wendland Oil Field

TX

Coke

oilfield

315051N
1002254W

 

USGS

West Kickapoo Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315147N
1001707W

 

USGS

Whiteside Ranch

TX

Coke

locale

320334N
1002612W

 

USGS

Wildcat Canyon

TX

Coke

valley

314830N
1003436W

 

USGS

Wildcat Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315335N
1003119W

 

USGS

Wildcat Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

314900N
1003158W

 

USGS

Wildcat School

TX

Coke

school

315131N
1003235W

 

USGS

Wildcat Tank

TX

Coke

reservoir

314934N
1003132W

 

USGS

Wiley Bluff

TX

Coke

cliff

320301N
1001541W

 

USGS

Williams Branch

TX

Coke

stream

320124N
1001419W

 

USGS

Williams Draw

TX

Coke

valley

314443N
1003257W

 

USGS

Williams Windmill

TX

Coke

locale

314618N
1003243W

 

USGS

Willmo Sand Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315844N
1003933W

 

USGS

Wilson Mountain

TX

Coke

summit

320259N
1004502W

 

USGS

Yellow Wolf Creek

TX

Coke

stream

315603N
1003440W

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10 may 2007