Cone, TX (Crosby County)


By: Edloe A. Jenkins

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994


Cone is on U.S. Highway 62 thirty-four miles northeast of Lubbock in Crosby County. The community was established in 1901 and named for early settler James Stanton Cone. A post office opened there around 1903. "Uncle" Charlie Travis donated land for a school, and on February 14, 1905, the Cone school district was founded. After 1939, when Cone had an estimated 150 residents, the town decreased in population; in 1965 the Cone school district was consolidated with the schools of Ralls. In 1988 the community had the post office, three businesses, and fewer than fifty residents. In 2000 the population was seventy.

Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum, A History of Crosby County, 1876–1977 (Dallas: Taylor, 1978).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Edloe A. Jenkins, “Cone, TX (Crosby County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 30, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/cone-tx-crosby-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
December 1, 1994

Place
Cone
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1354866
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Crosby County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 33.79730480°
  • Longitude: -101.38765740°
Population Counts
People Year
50 2009