Rocky Crossing

Rocky Crossing was seven miles west of Mexia in northern Limestone County. It was named for a rock ford on the Navasota River. Davey Taylor, a former slave, founded the Rocky Crossing church under a brush arbor in the 1870s. Residents of the predominantly black community soon built a school, which then provided meeting space for the church as well for several years. The Rocky Crossing school had eighty-three students and one teacher in 1896. Rocky Crossing was associated with the Woodland school district by the 1930s. A church and a few scattered houses marked the community on county highway maps in the 1940s, but the site was inundated after the construction of Lake Mexia in the early 1960s.

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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