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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.
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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 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); Corsicana Army Airfield (about 500 feet away); State National Bank of Corsicana
R.N. White Marker at 121 North Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2012
2. R.N. White Marker at 121 North Main Street
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
 
Also see . . .  Navarro County - Robert Newton White. A painting of him can be seen today hanging in the Navarro County Clerk's Office at the County Courthouse in Corsicana. (Submitted on March 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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R.N. White image. Click for full size.
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3. R.N. White
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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