Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Corsicana in 1860-1872
After the Confederate surrender in 1865, Federal troops under Lt. A. R. Chaffee camped on this corner to enforce peace terms. One civilian resisting the troops was John Wesley Hardin, then only 16, and not yet a celebrated gunman. But he notched his pistol in a fight with soldiers 10 miles south of town.
The Texas Democratic Convention met in Corsicana in 1872, after Federal troops withdrew, and made plans whereby military
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission and Corley Funeral Home. (Marker Number 11605.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1860.
Location. 32° 5.708′ N, 96° 28.164′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on North 13th Street near West 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Located in front of Corley Funeral Home. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 418 North 13th Street, 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. The Call To Arms (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Ingles Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Navarro County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jose Antonio Navarro (about 300 feet away); Westminster Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Site of The First Courthouse (about 700 feet away); First Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corsicana (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.