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Corrigan in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Town of Corrigan

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, August 29, 2010
1. Town of Corrigan Marker
Inscription. Located in piney woods of east Texas. Founded about 1860 by landowner and settler James B. Hendry, who donated property for original townsite.

When the Texas & New Orleans Railroad was built through area in the early 1880s, a prosperous timber-based economy developed here. The town was named for T. & N.O. official, Pat Corrigan.

In 1884 the Trinity & Sabine Timber Company platted town, and soon a hotel, blacksmith shop, several stores, and a 10-pin (bowling) alley appeared. Today lumber, ranching, and farming undergird economy.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10389.)
 
Location. 30° 59.956′ N, 94° 49.622′ W. Marker is in Corrigan, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of North Home Street (U.S. 59) and Ben Franklin Street, on the right when traveling south on North Home Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corrigan TX 75939, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); Moscow (approx. 5.5 miles away); Texas Statesman William Pettus Hobby (approx.
Town of Corrigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, August 29, 2010
2. Town of Corrigan Marker
5.5 miles away); Moscow Male and Female Academy (approx. 5.6 miles away); E.C. Matthews Home (approx. 5.6 miles away); John Wesley Hardin (1853-1895) (approx. 7.2 miles away); Emporia (approx. 12.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Diboll (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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