Cone was on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway ten miles southeast of Cameron in central Milam County. It was named for Robert Newton Cone, who moved to the area from Alabama after the Civil War. The community had a post office from 1884 to 1886 and a one-teacher school for twenty-two students as late as 1903. The Cone school was consolidated with the Hoyte school district in 1918. By the 1940s no evidence of Cone was shown on the county highway map.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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