ELDORADO CENTER, TX
ELDORADO CENTER, TEXAS. Eldorado Center, on Farm Road 638 twenty miles southwest of Corsicana in southwestern Navarro County, began as a settlement for workers on the large Eldorado Ranch. The area was first settled before the Civil War, but the first business, a grocery store, was not established until about 1910. A school was in operation at Eldorado by the early 1900s, and in 1906 it had an enrollment of forty-eight. At its height around the time of World War I Eldorado Center had a number of houses, a church, a school, a cotton gin, and a store. By the mid-1930s only a store and a number of houses remained there. The community's estimated population in 1936 was fifty. The store closed after World War II, and in the mid-1960s only a few widely scattered houses remained in the area. In the early 1990s Eldorado Center was a dispersed rural community. In 2000 the population was twenty.
Alva Taylor, History and Photographs of Corsicana and Navarro County (Corsicana, Texas, 1959; rev. ed., Navarro County History and Photographs, Corsicana, 1962).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Christopher Long, "ELDORADO CENTER, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hre11), accessed June 18, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.