Corinth

The rural community of Corinth is located on State Highway 75 about ten miles north of Centerville in northern Leon County. The settlement, named after a Biblical reference, began in the late 1800s, and church records indicate that the area had an organized church known as Buffalo Circuit in the 1890s. W. A. Prichard served as pastor. By the early 1900s Corinth, sometimes spelled Corrinth, was a thriving agricultural community with a gin, blacksmith, gristmill, store, school, and the church. Resident Reece Pickens operated the gristmill and blacksmith shop. The Corinth-Flo Telephone Company served the town in 1910. In 1913 citizens organized and constructed the Union Church, which served both Methodist and Baptist congregations. Highway maps of the 1930s show the church, school, a tourist camp, and several businesses. From 1950 until 1962 the Corinth Methodist Church conducted services. By the second half of the twentieth century the school had closed. In 2000 Corinth had no church or businesses. Residents of the dispersed community engaged in ranching. No population estimates were available.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Corinth is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.37295570
    Longitude
    -96.00301660

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

No

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Pop. Year Source
50 2009 Local Officials