Navarro County, Texas facts for kids
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The Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
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|Founded||April 25, 1846|
|Named for||José Antonio Navarro|
|• Total||1,086 sq mi (2,810 km2)|
|• Land||1,010 sq mi (2,600 km2)|
|• Water||76 sq mi (200 km2) 7.0%|
|• Density||48.457/sq mi (18.709/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Navarro County ( nə-VARR-oh) is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 52,624. Its county seat is Corsicana. The county is named for José Antonio Navarro, a Tejano leader in the Texas Revolution who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Navarro County comprises the Corsicana, TX Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also part of the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Combined Statistical Area.
Navarro County was formed from Robertson County in 1846.
In 1860, after the election of Abraham Lincoln to the American presidency, Navarro County lowered the American flag at the courthouse in protest and instead hoisted the Texas flag. Thereafter early in 1861, some 450 Navarro County men enlisted in the new Confederate States Army. Two of the enlistees became outstanding officers, Roger O. Mills and Clinton M. Winkler, a Confederate colonel for whom Winkler County in southwest Texas is named. The county commissioners appropriated funds for weapons and ammunition and for the support of the soldiers' families.
The Navarro Rifles constituted an 87-man Confederate infantry unit, formed in Corsicana in July 1861 from area volunteers. They were founded by José Antonio Navarro, all of whose four sons fought for the Confederacy. Clinton Winkler, a founder of Navarro County, served as the initial captain. The group trained near Dresden, Spring Hill, and later Waco and Harrisburg, Texas. The Navarro Rifles became Company I of the Fourth Texas Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In September 1861, the unit reached Richmond, Virginia. The regiment was placed in the Texas Brigade under the command of General John Bell Hood.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,086 square miles (2,810 km2), of which 1,010 square miles (2,600 km2) is land and 76 square miles (200 km2) (7.0%) is water.
- Interstate 45
- U.S. Highway 287
- State Highway 14
- State Highway 22
- State Highway 31
- State Highway 75
- State Highway 309
- Henderson County (northeast)
- Freestone County (southeast)
- Limestone County (south)
- Hill County (southwest)
- Ellis County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
1850–2010 2010 2020
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||28,587||26,996||59.89%||51.30%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||6,490||6,286||13.60%||11.95%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||155||163||0.32%||0.31%|
|Asian alone (NH)||239||393||0.50%||0.75%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||380||734||0.80%||1.39%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||40||137||0.08%||0.26%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||499||1,866||1.05%||3.55%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||11,345||16,049||23.77%||30.50%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.