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Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Frank Neal Drane

(1862-1938)

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. Frank Neal Drane Marker
Inscription.  A Navarro County native, Frank Neal Drane married Florence A. Bingham in 1885 and had two children. He ran a hardware store with his father before becoming president of City National Bank. In 1901 Drane formed the Corsicana Power and Light company. A city alderman and a leader in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, he wished to share his personal prosperity with fellow citizens. In 1938 he organized the Navarro Community Foundation with E. W. Robinson (1891-1967) as the first director. The fund has benefited wide-ranging endeavors, including Navarro College, founded in 1946.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11615.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 32° 5.686′ N, 96° 28.549′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located in Pioneer Village. Touch for map. Marker
Frank Neal Drane Marker in Pioneer Village image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. Frank Neal Drane Marker in Pioneer Village
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is at or near this postal address: 912 West Park Avenue, 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. Alva Everett Taylor (here, next to this marker); Colonel Roger Q. Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Navarro County World War Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roger Q. Mills Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Homesite of Joseph S. Cullinan (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Reed Mitchell (approx. ¼ mile away); Tatum Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen Augustus Pace (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
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3. Frank Neal Drane
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on January 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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