R. N. White
Historical Marker
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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R. N. White, First County Clerk, First Corsicana Postmaster

A native of South Carolina, Robert Newton White (1810 - 1891) moved his family to this area in 1845. One year later Navarro County was created and White was elected the first county clerk, a position he held for ten years. During that time he also served as the first Corsicana Postmaster, 1849 - 52. A civic leader, White was instrumental in persuading railroads to build lines to the city and also helped start a Cumberland Presbyterian church here. His first Corsicana home, a log cabin, was constructed at this site. (1980)


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Dedication Program

Saturday, April 4, 1981, 2:30 p.m.

Master of Ceremonies ... George Eliot, Chairman, Navarro County Historical Commission

Band Ensemble ... Curtis Owen, Corsicana High School Band

Invocation ... Eugene Woods, Minister, Westminister, Presbyterian Church.

Welcome Address ... Mrs. Wyvonne Putman, Navarro Co. Historical Society

Dedication of Marker ... Mrs. Verna Bonner, Past President of Navarro County Historical Society

Acceptance of Marker ... James H. Gill, Judge, Navarro County, Dr. Ralston Gober, Mayor, City of Corsicana

Battle Hymn of the Republic ... CHS Band

Unveiling of Marker ... Dr. Robert N. White, Great-Grandson of R. N. White.

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