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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mexia, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Limestone County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Limestone County, TX (38) Falls County, TX (10) Freestone County, TX (26) Hill County, TX (46) Leon County, TX (6) McLennan County, TX (37) Navarro County, TX (78) Robertson County, TX (43)  LimestoneCounty(38) Limestone County (38)  FallsCounty(10) Falls County (10)  FreestoneCounty(26) Freestone County (26)  HillCounty(46) Hill County (46)  LeonCounty(6) Leon County (6)  McLennanCounty(37) McLennan County (37)  NavarroCounty(78) Navarro County (78)  RobertsonCounty(43) Robertson County (43)
Location of Mexia, Texas
    Limestone County (38)
    Falls County (10)
    Freestone County (26)
    Hill County (46)
    Leon County (6)
    McLennan County (37)
    Navarro County (78)
    Robertson County (43)
 
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1Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 102 — Albert R. Mace(April 30, 1872 - Oct.18, 1938)
A peace officer 45 years, Mace joined Texas Rangers at age 21. He became Deputy Sheriff in Lampasas County in 1903; later served 12 years as Sheriff. He was President of the Texas Sheriffs' Association, 1920: Chief of Police in oil boom towns of . . . Map (db m159005) HM
2Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 452 — Booker T. Washington Park(Near the Historic Comanche Crossing of the Navasota River)
Set aside by deed in 1898 as a permanent site for celebrating June 19th - the Anniversary of the 1865 Emancipation of slaves in Texas. It was 2.5 miles south of this site that slaves of this area first heard their freedom announced. Limestone . . . Map (db m161560) HM
3Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 12029 — Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Parker State Park
In August 1935, construction of a state park began here on the former town site of Springfield under the direction of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The group assigned to build Fort Parker State Park was company 3807(C), an African American CCC . . . Map (db m161539) HM
4Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 1656 — First Baptist Churchof Mexia
Organized Jan. 14, 1872, by the Rev. W. Henry Parks. Some charter members came from Springfield Church (founded 1846), as that town was bypassed by Houston & Texas Central Railroad in 1871 and absorbed by Mexia. After meeting at first in a Lodge . . . Map (db m159044) HM
5Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 2858 — Joseph E. Johnston Reunion Grounds(4 mi. West) — (Camp No. 94, United Confederate Veterans) —
Established 1889, in era when Texas looked to Civil War Veterans for State Leadership. One of numerous parks on river banks or other favored sites that drew large, popular annual encampments. Statesmen came to make speeches. There were orations by . . . Map (db m161557) HM
6Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 2864 — Joseph Penn Lynch
Born in Kentucky 1810 A private and captain in the Army of the Republic of Texas, served in the San Jacinto Campaign 1836 Died in Springfield 1860 Erected by the State of Texas 1962Map (db m161537) HM
7Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 3354 — Mexia Oil Boom
One of great free-wheeling oil booms of America -- before proration was enforced. Population in Mexia increased from 4,000 to 50,000 within days after oil discovery in 1920 at Rogers No. 1 Well, located 1.6 miles west of this marker, just off FM . . . Map (db m145207) HM
8Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 3402 — Miss Rogers' Music Room
Built opposite public school, for Laura T. Rogers, who (1880- 1920) taught piano and choral music from 7 A.M. To 7 P.M., 6 days a week, 8 months in year. Had 4 pianos used all day; 8 pupils often played in unison. Auditorium, with overflow seating . . . Map (db m159003) HM
9Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 3816 — Old Springfield
Named for the large spring on townsite donated Jan. 6, 1838, by Moses Herrin, who gave 4 lots to any person agreeing to settle in the town. 12 families later in 1838 were forced out by Indian hostility. Post office was established in 1846. When . . . Map (db m159046) HM
10Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 3817 — Old Springfield Cemetery
Established as a 10-acre community burial ground in town plat dedicated Jan. 6, 1838, by Moses Herrin. Earliest graves probably never had stone markers because of primitive frontier living conditions. It is recorded that 12 families were driven . . . Map (db m161494) HM
11Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 3869 — Origin of the Texas State Teachers Association
The first statewide teachers association in Texas had its beginnings in two regional teachers' organizations. The North Texas Educational Association was begun in Dallas in 1877. Teachers in Central Texas met in Austin in 1879, formed the Austin . . . Map (db m158972) HM
12Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 4563 — Sanders Walker
A veteran of the Texas War for Independence 1835 -1836 Erected by the State of Texas 1962Map (db m161538) HM
13Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 1844 — The First Presbyterian ChurchOf Mexia
Cumberland Presbyterians began this church in old Springfield (12 mi. SW) early in 1871. After Houston & Texas Central Railroad started the town of Mexia later in 1871, the congregation moved here. It erected a meetinghouse in 1878, and this . . . Map (db m158970) HM
14Texas (Limestone County), Mexia — 5515 — Town Named for Gen. Jose Antonio Mexia(1800 - 1839)
Military officer and promoter of Texas Colonization. Served as Secretary of Mexican Legation to United States, 1829-1831. Led victorious Mexia Expedition to expel Centralists in Matamoros. 1832. Mexican senator, 1833-1834; he first supported . . . Map (db m159045) HM
 
Apr. 15, 2021