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Corsicana City

Corsicana City Hall is located at 200 North 12th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110; phone: 903-654-4800.

Homes in the Mills Place Historic District, Corsicana, TX, National Register

Photo: Homes in the Mills Place Historic District, Corsicana, TX. The Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. Photographed by user:Renelibrary (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed March, 2015.

The City was established as the seat of government for Navarro County on its creation in 1848. David Mitchell donated 100 acres for a townsite and partnered with Thomas Smith in platting the area and selling lots. The first courthouse was built a year later, a log structure which served for four years until a frame building replaced it in 1853. Courthouse Square attracted a large number of business establishments and by 1855, the town's first newspaper, the Prairie Blade. [City of Corsicana, History, www.cityofcorsicana.com, accessed March, 2015]

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