BLACK HILLS, TEXAS. Black Hills, on Farm Road 1839 eight miles northwest of Corsicana in north central Navarro
County, was probably established before 1900. By 1906 a two-teacher school was in operation there with eighty-nine students. At its height just before
World War I,qv
Black Hills had a cotton gin, a store, and a church. The community began to decline during the 1920s, and by the mid-1930s only a cemetery and a few houses
remained. In 1990 Black Hills was a dispersed community.
bibliography: Annie Carpenter Love, History of Navarro
County (Dallas: Southwestern, 1933). Wyvonne Putman, comp., Navarro County History (5 vols., Quanah, Texas: Nortex,
1975-84). Alva Taylor, History and Photographs of Corsicana and Navarro County (Corsicana, Texas, 1959; rev. ed., Navarro County
History and Photographs, Corsicana, 1962).
"BLACK HILLS, TX." The Handbook of Texas
Note: Located four miles north of Barry.