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Population
Change fm 2010
Area (sq.mi.)
Land area(sq.mi.)
Altitude (ft.)
Rainfall (in.)
Jan. avg. min.
July avg. max.
Civilian labor
Unemployed
Wages
Per Capita Inc.
Prop. Value
Retail Sales

48,523
1.4
1,085.9
1,009.6
250–623
39.78
34.7
94.1
22,656
3.6
$146,043,215
$35,792
$4,292,948,084
$562,844,936

map of Navarro County
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Physical Features: Level Blackland, some rolling; drains to creeks, Trinity River; Navarro Mills Lake, Richland-Chambers Reservoir, Lake Halbert.

Economy: Diversified manufacturing, agribusinesses, oil-field operations, distribution.

locator map for Navarro County

History: Kickapoo and Comanche area. Anglo-Americans settled in the late 1830s. Antebellum slaveholding area. County created in 1846 from Robertson County, organized the same year; named for Republic of Texas leader José Antonio Navarro.

Race/Ethnicity: (In percent) Anglo, 57.1; Black, 13.5; Hispanic, 26.5; Asian, 0.9; Other, 2.3; Two or more races, 1.8.

Vital Statistics, annual: Births, 768; deaths, 568; marriages, 335; divorces, 213.

Recreation: Lake activities; Pioneer Village; historic buildings; youth exposition, Derrick Days in April.

Minerals: Longest continuous Texas oil flow; more than 200 million barrels produced since 1895; natural gas, sand and gravel also produced.

Agriculture: Beef cattle, cotton, sorghum, corn, wheat, sunflowers, herbs, horses, dairies. Market value $66.4 million.

CORSICANA (24,445) county seat; major distribution center, pecans, candy, fruitcakes; varied manufacturing; agribusiness; hospital; Navarro College; Texas Youth Commission facility.

Other towns include: Angus (438); Barry (257); Blooming Grove (837); Chatfield (40); Dawson (828); Emhouse (139); Eureka (316); Frost (672); Goodlow (205).

Also, Kerens (1,588) commuting, nature tourism, Cotton Harvest Festival in October; Mildred (376); Mustang (24); Navarro (215); Oak Valley (395); Powell (151); Purdon (133); Retreat (403); Rice (983); Richland (257).

Navarro

 

Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana

The Navarro County Courthouse in Corsicana. Photo by Elizabeth Alvarez.