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

R.N. White

First County Clerk
First Corsicana Postmaster

 
 
R.N. White Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
1. R.N. White Marker
Inscription.  A native of South Carolina, Robert Newton White (1810-1891) moved his family to this area in 1845. One year later Navarro County was created and White was elected the first County clerk, a position he held for ten years. During that time he also served as the first Corsicana postmaster, 1849-52. A civic leader, White was instrumental in persuading railroads to build lines to the city and also helped start a Cumberland Presbyterian Church here. His first Corsicana home, a log cabin, was constructed at this site.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11646.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 32° 5.629′ N, 96° 27.915′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on North Main Street near West 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 North Main Street, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. Corsicana City Jail of 1908 (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry G. Damon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); State National Bank of Corsicana (about 500 feet away); Corsicana (about 500 feet away); Alexander Beaton (about 500 feet away); Early Texas Natural Gas Pipelines (about 500 feet away); Corsicana Public Library (about 500 feet away); Samuel Wistar Johnson, M. D. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
R.N. White Marker at 121 North Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. R.N. White Marker at 121 North Main Street
R.N. White image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Navarro County, `
3. R.N. White
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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