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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

Pearl Street Station

Located one block west of Granbury's Historic Square in a renovated 1933 Sinclair service station, Pearl Street Station serve...

Indian Oaks Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Frontier Gallery

A unique western art gallery and proud licensee of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. Fine limited-edition prints, scu...

Indian Creek Golf Course -Lakes

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

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...