Black Hills

Black Hills, on Farm Road 1839 eight miles northwest of Corsicana in north central Navarro County, was probably established before 1900. By 1906 a two-teacher school was in operation there with eighty-nine students. At its height just before World War I, Black Hills had a cotton gin, a store, and a church. The community began to decline during the 1920s, and by the mid-1930s only a cemetery and a few houses remained. In 1990 Black Hills was a dispersed community; by 2000, however, the population had grown to eighty.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Belongs to

Black Hills is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Black Hills is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Ryan)

Location

Latitude: 32.11042970
Longitude: -96.54970870

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

Population Count, 2009

80