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.
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