Pinkston (HM169Z)

Location: Corsicana, TX 75110 Navarro County
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N 32° 5.716', W 96° 34.627'

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???The land on which the Pinkston Community would be established was owned by Doctor AlexanderColvin Sloan, who was born in 1843 in Montgomery, Alabama. He served in the Civil War and around 1870 migrated to Navarro County. In 1887, he sold property to the St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway Company, which intended to build a track from Corsicana to Hillsboro and completed a branch by 1888. By 1894, Doctor Sloan sold property to D.K. McCammon, who built a cottin gin, which further aided in developing the settlement then known as Sloan Spur. By 1895, the community had a post office. Soon it was renamed for Lucian A. Pinkston, a locomotive engineer for the railroad and later a part owner of the settlement's cotton gin.
???At its peak, Pinkston had a blacksmith shop, a store and a population of approximateley 75 residents. There were no educational institutions or churches on the townsite, but students attended nearby schools in the Little Brair, Fish Tank, White's Chapel, Black Hills and Barry school districts; the school buildings often also served as places of worship. Pinkston began to decline as some residents moved to the larger community of Corsicana.In 1932, a highway bypassed Pinkston, leading to business closures. In 1940, the rail line was abandoned, further weaking the community's economy. Depression, drought and low cotton prices also aided in the rural settlement's decline. By the 1980's only three buildings were left in the area, all which were being used as barns. Today, nothing remains of the Historic Pinkston Community.
HM NumberHM169Z
Marker Number15696
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 728647 N 3553564
Decimal Degrees32.09526667, -96.57711667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.716', W 96° 34.627'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 42.96" N, 96° 34' 37.62" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 204 Unnamed Road, Corsicana TX 75110, US
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