Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Capt. Charles Henry Allyn
Erected by Texas Historical Commission, Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986. (Marker Number 6226.)
Location. 32° 5.507′ N, 96° 27.752′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on 7th Avenue near Beaton Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located at the front of the Corsicana Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Merchants Opera House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Texas Natural Gas Pipelines (about 700 feet away); The Molloy Hotel Henry G. Damon (about 800 feet away); State National Bank of Corsicana (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corsicana Army Airfield (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Commercial Oil Discovery in Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Birthplace of the Petroleum Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corsicana.
Regarding Capt. Charles Henry Allyn. Mayor, April 1888 - April 1890, better known as Captain Allyn, was born in Oswego County, N.Y. in 1842, reared in Wisconsin, served in the Union Army, came to New Orleans as a quartermaster clerk in 1862, handling army supplies. As the H. & T. C. Railroad was being built north of Houston, he opened up several mercantile stores along the route, came to Corsicana in 1871 when the railroad arrived. With a flair for investments, he participated in the organization of the First National Bank, the Street Railway, the local Savings & Loan Co., the Merchants Opera House, the Oil Mill, the Cotton Mill, the Country Club, and many other organizations. He took an active interest in the public schools, the orphans homes, and the public library.
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