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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

River Crest Country Club

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

Lake Waco Country Club -Eighteen Hole

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Ray Roberts Lake State Park

Situated along the shores of a 30,000-acre reservoir Ray Roberts Lake State Park Complex consists of two state park units (Is...

Rockwood Golf Course -White/Blue

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Heritage House

Built in 1927 to serve as home for the president of Texas A&M University, the Heritage House has been restored to its origina...