Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Capt. Charles Henry Allyn
New York native Charles Henry Allyn (1842-1918) came to Texas in 1868, after having served as a captain in the Union army during the Civil War. Capt. Allyn arrived in Corsicana with his wife, Angela (Aldrich), in 1871. As a Corsicana businessman, he assisted in the organization of the First National Bank, local savings and loan companies, and the cotton mill. Allyn served as a member of the city council before holding a two-year term as Corsicana's mayor from 1888 to 1890. Capt. Allyn was also active in civic, educational, and church activities.
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6226.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
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. The marker is located at the front of the Corsicana Visitor Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Steam to Electric Rail (within shouting 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 (about 700 feet away); Henry G. Damon (about 800 feet away); State National Bank of Corsicana (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). Touch for a list and map 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,
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