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The Beaux-Art Design Navarro County Texas Courthouse
Like so many county seats in Texas, Corsicana has an architecturally unique courthouse. The current courthouse was designed by architect J.E. Flanders in a Beaux-arts style and built in 1905. The current courthouse is constructed from Red Burnet Granite.
|Navarro County Texas Courthouse|
In 1853 a two story frame courthouse replaced the log cabin. The second courthouse burned in 1855, allegedly by two accused murderers, and necessitated construction of a third structure. A fourth courthouse was built in 1880 but was condemned in 1904 due to a shifting foundation.
The Call To Arms Monument
Texas was aligned with the Confederacy during the Civil War years. On the southwest corner of the Navarro County Courthouse lawn is a statue named The Call To Arms. It is a statue of a Confederate soldier that was erected in 1907 just two years after the current courthouse was completed. The statue was erected by the Navarro Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. The desire of the group was to commemorate the valor and heroism of the Confederate soldier. The unveiling of the statue in 1907 was ateended by about one thousand people.
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Corsicana's First Methodist Church
The First Methodist Church in Corsicana was founded in 1851, five years after the town's founding. The current sanctuary was built in 1871.
Of historical significance is that the Texas State Democratic Convention met at the church in 1872 to discuss the freeing of Texas from Reconstruction rule.
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Several additional stops you may want to add to your Texas vacation planner include the Pearce Civil War and Western Art Museum and Pioneer Village.
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Pioneer Village located at 912 W. Park Avenue in Corsicana could be one of Texas' most unique museum areas. Pioneer Village consists of a large collection of historic buildings which tell a lot about the history of Corsicana and Navarron County as well as 1800's Texas history in general. Among the structures at this outdoor museum are two blacksmith shops, the Lefty Frizzell Museum, frontier jail structures, slave quarters, a trading post and houses of the 1800's. Pioneer Village in Corsicana is a fine addition to your Texas vacation planner and a great stop for the entire family.
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