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Coke County, Texas

Coke County is located in the West Texas prairie. Land features hilly topography, the Colorado River valley, sandy loam and red soils, E.V. Spence Reservoir, and Oak Creek Reservoir. Local economy consists of oil and gas, government services, and agriculture.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.9M
Lowest Price $543K
Highest Price $9.2M
Total Listings 7
Avg. Price/SQFT $242

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Where is Coke County, Texas?

  • Coke County, in West Central Texas, is bounded on the east by Runnels County, on the south by Tom Green County, on the west by Sterling County, and on the north by Mitchell and Nolan counties. It was named for Richard Coke, a Texas governor. The county center is at 31°54' north latitude and 100°33' west longitude, about thirty miles north of San Angelo. The terrain includes prairie, hills, and the Colorado River valley; sandy loam and red soils predominate. The elevation varies from 1,800 feet in the south to 2,600 feet in the north, where Nipple Mountain, Meadow Mountain, Horse Mountain, and Hayrick Mountain are located. Its 911-square-mile area is drained by the north branch of the Colorado River and Yellow Wolf Creek.

Adjacent Counties

  • Nolan County (north)
  • Runnels County (east)
  • Tom Green County (south)
  • Sterling County (west)
  • Mitchell County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Coke County

  • Fort Chadbourne was a fort established by the United States Army on October 28, 1852, in what is now Coke County, Texas, to protect the western frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail route. It was named after Lt. T.L. Chadbourne, who was killed in the Battle of Resaca de la Palma.
  • Oak Creek Reservoir is five miles southeast of Blackwell in northeastern Coke County . Construction of the dam on Oak Creek began on July 10, 1950, and by September 1953 the lake had filled. In 1987 the reservoir had a capacity of 39,360 acre-feet. The water supplies the towns of Sweetwater, Blackwell, Bronte, and Robert Lee. The lake also serves as a recreational site.
  • E.V. Spence Reservoir is an artificial lake located west of the town of Robert Lee, Texas. The reservoir was impounded by the creation of Robert Lee Dam in 1969, with the support of the Upper Colorado River Authority, to provide a reliable water supply for Robert Lee and the surrounding communities in Coke County.

Farming and Ranching in Coke County

  •  Extraction of sand and gravel is a minor industry, though the county has no manufacturing; county oil production of 2,249,804 barrels in 1982 earned almost $77 million. The annual rainfall is 20.48 inches. The average minimum temperature in January is 29° F; the maximum in July is 97°. The growing season lasts 226 days.
  • Native grasses include mesquite grass, needlegrass, sideoats, bunchgrass, and crabgrass. Ninety percent of Coke County's agricultural income of $10 million comes from cattle, sheep, goats, and horses. The rest is from cotton, sorghum, small grains, hay, fruits, and peanuts. Coke County is among the leading counties in sheep ranching.


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