Mexia, Texas

Established in 1871, Mexia was named for the Mexican General José Antonio Mexia whose family donated the townsite. The general first served under Santa Anna, but later joined an uprising against the Mexican dictator. The rebellion failed, and the city's namesake died before a firing squad.

Natural gas was discovered nearby in 1912, and an oil gusher blew nine years later. The resulting boom brought a rowdy period marked by violence and martial law. As in most cases, the boom faded quickly, and Mexia today is a flourishing community that is devoted to economic growth.

Mexia marks the country's independence with its Boomin' on the 4th Celebration and Rodeo, which is held the last weekend in June. Festivities include concerts, sporting events, a car show, rodeo, and kids' events.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Mexia, TX

Squaw Valley Golf Course -Lakes

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Lavon Lake Hunting

Hunting the legal game noted below is permitted in designated hunting areas with shotguns or long bows with hunting arrows. R...

Casino Beach Golf Academy

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Navarro Mills Lake Boat Ramps

Navarro Mills Lake has boat ramps at 4 parks. Courtesy docks are available at some of the boat ramps. Swimming in the vicinit...

Bosque Valley Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...