King Willow Community
Navarro County, Texas


Cities and Towns


Located about eight miles north of Corsicana between Kelm and Corsicana in Navarro County Texas.  King Willow was said to be named for a large willow tree. A Methodist church was organized before 1886 but the building was not constructed until 1891. Services were held in the schoolhouse prior to that date. There was no other church structures in the community but the Primitive Baptist congregation met in various homes and held their worship services. Two schools were located there before 1890, one for the whites and one for the colored. The schools, businesses, and homes were eventually moved to the rail road tracks at the new town of Emhouse. Early family names included Sharpley, Tinkle, Beard, Montgomery, Hightower, Lockhart, Drain, Threet, Price, Benton, Way, Brown, Jackson, Bennett, Dixon, Reid, Elrod, Simpson, Worsham, Thompson, DeRusha, Haynes, and Jorday.

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