Located in central Coke County, the town was established in 1889 by L.S. Harris and R.E. Cartlege, Confederate veterans who named the site for Robert E. Lee. In 1891, the county seat moved from Haywick to Robert Lee, and most of the settlers from the former seat of government moved to the new community.
The old Coke County Jail, built in 1907, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. At 601 Chadbourne. For tours: 325/453-2169.
Recreational activities include facilities at E.V. Spence Reservoir, a mile outside the city. Other activities include the nine-hole Mountain Creek Golf Course, county parks and seasonal hunting. Five birding sites in the area are listed on the Panhandle Plains Wildlife Trail map.
South Padre Island
Everything you need to travel within our borders.
Get Your Guide Now ›
Plan your Texas trip then take your Passport with you.
Stay in touch with Texas.
You are now leaving TravelTex.com. You are on your way to an external website.
Economic Development & Tourism (EDT) provides these links solely for the convenience of our visitors and does not endorse, operate or control the external websites. EDT cannot be liable for direct or indirect damage to the user resulting from Internet connections, including but not limited to viruses, pop ups, spyware, or offensive materials.
Don't show this message again.