R.N. White
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 05.633 W 096° 27.921
14S E 739201 N 3553653
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker at the original homesite of Robert Newton White, at the southeast corner of S 5th Avenue and Main Street, commemorating his civic career and his work in putting Corsicana, TX on the map.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2015 5:53:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQM4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Marker Number: 11646

Marker Text:
First County Clerk First County Postmaster 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. (1980)

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