Introduction to Mexia, Texas
Mexia was laid out in 1870, and the following year the Houston and Texas Central Townsite Company began offering lots for sale. A post office was built in 1872 and the town was incorporated the following year. It was named after General José Antonio Mexía, a Texan army hero in the Texas Revolution. A large deposit of natural gas was discovered in 1912 by the Mexia Gas and Oil Company and in 1920, the Mexia Oilfield was found. These discoveries led to rapid population growth in the area.
Mexia and Nearby Attractions
- Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park
- Mexia Public Schools Museum
- Old Fort Parker State Historic Site
- Lake Mexia Recreation Area
- Cameron Park Zoo
Things To Do In Mexia
The Mexia Public Schools Museum features memorabilia from the early 20th century which belongs to both Mexia and Dunbar schools. Old Fort Parker State Historic Site is the site of an early 19th century fort. Lake Mexia Recreation Area allows fishing, swimming and other activities. Other places of interest include the Cameron Park Zoo and Fort Parker State Park.
Air transportation is available from Waco Regional airport.
Mexia Higher Education
Colleges close to Mexia include Baylor University, Navarro College, Chatham College and Community College of Allegheny County.