Confederate Reunion Grounds Historic Site

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1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667
GPS: N31° 38′ 0.9″ W96° 33′ 26″
254-472-0959
crg@thc.texas.gov

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The site of Confederate Reunions from 1889-1946.

Location: The park entrance is 6 miles south of Mexia on State Highway 14, then 2.5 miles west on FM 2705.

Activities: Attractions include historic buildings such as the 1872 Heritage House, an 1893 dance pavilion, as well as a Civil War, vintage, steel-barreled Val Verde cannon, two scenic footbridges that span Jack’s Creek, a hiking trail, fishing, and boating/canoeing.

Gibbs Memorial Library

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305 E. Rusk St.
Mexia, TX 76667
254-562-3231
Features: Complete with up-to-date books as well as computers for email and internet.

Website: http://www.gibbslibrarymexia.org

Hughes City Park

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254-562-4110
Location: On the corner of S. Bonham and Tyler in Mexia, across from Parkview Regional Hospital

Features: Baseball fields, volleyball courts, picnic tables with grills, playground, pavilions, rodeo arena.

Fairfield Lake State Park

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123 State Park Rd 64
Fairfield, TX 75840
903-389-4514

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Location: The park is located just a few miles from Interstate 45, northeast of the city of Fairfield, Texas.

Activities: Activities include camping, backpacking, hiking, day use equestrian, nature study, bird watching, boating on this 2400-acre lake, water skiing, jet skiing, fishing, and lake swimming in a large, buoyed, sandy area.

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Fort Parker State Park

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194 Park Road 28
Mexia TX 76667
254-562-5751
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Location: 7 miles south of Mexia on Texas Highway 14

Activities: Fort Parker offers 25 campsites with water, electricity and restrooms with showers, 10 screened shelters, activity center, playground, group pavilion, learning center, swimming, fishing, bird watching, hiking, biking, canoeing, boat tours, boat ramp, nature study, and baseball/softball.

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Lake Mexia Marina

Hwy 84 West
254-562-2387

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Location: On the Navasota River, 7 miles west of the City of Mexia off US 84, in central Limestone Country

Features: 1,400 acre lake, 11 campsites with water and electricity, trailer dump station, restrooms with showers, picnic area, boat ramp, boat trailer parking, concessions.

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Old Fort Parker Historical Site

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866 Park Road 35
Groesbeck TX 76642
254-729-5253

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Reconstructed Parker Family fort typical of early 19th century. Home where Cynthia Ann Parker was captured. Raised by the Comanches, she became the mother of Quanah Parker the last great Comanche chief. Visitors can explore cabins, climb the blockhouse, and recapture the atmosphere of that fateful spring day in 1836.

Location: 5 miles south of Mexia on Texas Highway 14

Activities: Year-round activities include Spring Trail Ride, Fort Fest Concert, Spring Rendezvous, A Summer’s Night Banquet, Fall Trail Ride, Holiday at the Fort, Thanksgiving Day Ride.