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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

First United Methodist Church of Cameron

This congregation began as part of the early Methodist missionary effort in Texas. A camp meeting was held in Milam County in...

Gleneagles Country Club -Queens

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

El Dorado Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Blackwell House Museum

The Blackwell House is known as the oldest house in Canton. This residence was built for Henry F. Blackwell, II and his wife ...

Locomotive #3417

Currently on display in Hulen Park is the historic locomotive #3417 which is in the process of being restored. Hulen Park ...