MUSKABE, TEXAS. Muskabe was near the site of Chatfield in the northeastern corner of Navarro County. It was probably founded in the mid-1840s and was thus one of the earliest settlements in the county. For many years it was a regional trading center. A Muskabe post office opened in 1848 and operated until 1867. The town apparently began to decline after the Civil War, and by the 1880s it no longer appeared on maps.
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, "MUSKABE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrmuy), accessed May 21, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.