Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Corsicana Hebrew Cemetery
This burial ground has served the Jewish residents in Corsicana since the late 1800s. The first Jewish settlers in the community came here in 1871, when the Houston and Texas Central Railroad extended it’s line from Houston to Corsicana en route to Dallas. The first Jewish settlers, many of whom traced their origins to Eastern Europe or Alsace Lorraine, were merchants who made use of the railroads. Soon, the Jewish population was well established in Corsicana and needed a cemetery. In 1881, the Hebrew Cemetery Association purchased this property for use as a burial ground. However, the land had been used for Jewish internments prior to this time; the earliest known burial dates to 1877. In 1887, the Ladies Hebrew Cemetery Association formed to raise funds for cemetery upkeep. In 1951, additional property was purchased. Cemetery features included obelisks, statuary and curbing. Noted individuals interred here include civic leader, businessman and 14 term president of the Temple Beth El, Sidney Marks; entrepreneur and philanthropist, Kalman Wolens; Civil War veteran Max London; an anonymous rope walker, who in 1884 fatally fell from a tightrope, leading to a search for his identity which gripped the community; and Ernest Joseph, who served as Rabbi for both the Reform and Orthodox congregations
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15928.)
Location. 32° 5.056′ N, 96° 29.402′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 West 3rd Avenue, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Clinton Neill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Navarro Rifles (approx. 0.6 miles away); 15th Texas Infantry Companies E and G (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dunn-Ransom Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Smith-McCrery Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Judge John S. Callicutt (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Rosenberg Family (approx. 0.9 miles away); Odd Fellow and Rebekah Children's Home (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
Also see . . . As mentioned an anonymous rope walker . ... a 69 year-old man with a prosthetic leg attempted to tightrope walk across Beaton Street... (Submitted on January 8, 2013, 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 January 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 7, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.