Black Hills, TX


By: Christopher Long

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994


Black Hills, on Farm Road 1839 eight miles northwest of Corsicana in north central Navarro County, was probably established before 1900. By 1906 a two-teacher school was in operation there with eighty-nine students. At its height just before World War I, Black Hills had a cotton gin, a store, and a church. The community began to decline during the 1920s, and by the mid-1930s only a cemetery and a few houses remained. In 1990 Black Hills was a dispersed community; by 2000, however, the population had grown to eighty.

Annie Carpenter Love, History of Navarro County (Dallas: Southwestern, 1933). Wyvonne Putman, comp., Navarro County History (5 vols., Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1975–84). Alva Taylor, History and Photographs of Corsicana and Navarro County (Corsicana, Texas, 1959; rev. ed., Navarro County History and Photographs, Corsicana, 1962).
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Black Hills, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/black-hills-tx.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Place
Black Hills
Currently Exists
Yes
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1330753
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Navarro County
Associated Names

Ryan

Coordinates
  • Latitude: 32.11042970°
  • Longitude: -96.54970870°
Population Counts
People Year
80 2009