near Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
At its peak, Pinkston had a blacksmith shop, a store and a population of approximateley 75 residents. There were no educational institutions or churches on the townsite, but students attended nearby schools in the Little Brair, Fish Tank, White's Chapel, Black Hills and Barry school districts; the school buildings often also served as places of worship. Pinkston began to decline as some residents moved to the larger community of Corsicana.In 1932, a highway bypassed Pinkston, leading to business closures. In 1940, the rail line was abandoned, further weaking the community's economy. Depression, drought and low
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15696.)
Location. 32° 5.716′ N, 96° 34.627′ W. Marker is in near Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on State Highway 22, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located between Corsicana and Barry, 3 miles west of Corsicana. Marker is in this post office area: Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barry Baptist Church (approx. 3½ miles away); Barry (approx. 3½ miles away); IOOF Home Memorial Bell Tower (approx. 4½ miles away); Odd Fellow and Rebekah Children's Home (approx. 4.6 miles away); 15th Texas Infantry Companies E and G (approx. 4.9 miles away); Navarro Rifles (approx. 4.9 miles away); Corsicana Hebrew Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); James Clinton Neill (approx. 5.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Corsicana Daily Sun; A historical marker for the community of Pinkston, By Bill Young. According to Bruce (Submitted on December 31, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Corsicana Daily Sun; A historical marker for the community of Pinkston. Part 2...The required research needed for a historical marker has changed significantly over the past few years. (Submitted on December 31, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 31, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.