Robert Lee is a city located in Coke County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,171. It is the county seat of Coke County. The founders named the city after Robert E. Lee. Lee served in Texas from 1856 to 1861 as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Second Cavalry, during which time he distinguished himself as a scout and engineer.
The town of Robert Lee is located on the Colorado River. Just upstream from the town is E.V. Spence Reservior, managed as part of the Colorado River Municipal Water District. From the mid-1960s until approximately 1996, the reservior's population of striped bass attracted sportsmen from across the southwestern U.S., providing significant income to the town. In the late 1990s, however, water use policies changed and the reservior water levels continuously lowered until the striped bass population could no longer be sustained.
In addition to a once-great fishery, the area around Robert Lee supports a significant population of white tailed deer, which can be a nuisance to local ranchers and farmers but attracts large numbers of hunters during the annual hunting seasons.
Web Sites and Links
ChefMoz: Robert LeeDetailed restaurant listings and dining guide with reviews submitted by the public, and links to outside reviews. Search by name, cuisine, rating, or location.
Robert Lee Baptist ChurchIncludes events, birthdays,worship schedule, e-mail directory, and contact information.
Robert Lee ISDDistrict site with links for sports, faculty, staff, and internet resources.