Sanco

Sanco (HM1KDE)

Location: Robert Lee, TX 76945 Coke County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 0.491', W 100° 31.434'

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(Originally Located 1 Mile East)

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.
     Named for the Comanche Chief Sanaco, who with Chief Yellow Wolf had regularly camped here. Yellow Wolf, killed in a fight with Lipans, is buried nearby.
     In 1907, new site was surveyed. Town relocated here on Yellow Wolf Creek. School, post office, store, blacksmith shop moved to this new site, where Methodist church was already located.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
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HM NumberHM1KDE
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Marker Number4558
Year Placed1966
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 356064 N 3542357
Decimal Degrees32.00818333, -100.52390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 0.491', W 100° 31.434'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 0' 29.46" N, 100° 31' 26.04" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Sanco Loop, Robert Lee TX 76945, US
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