Mexia Travel Guide

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Mexia Overview

Mexia is a town of about 7700 (up 15% since 2000) located at the intersection of Texas Highway 14 and US Highway 84 in Limestone County in the Prairies and Lakes Section of Texas. The town was established in 1871 and was named for Mexican general Jose Antonio Mexia whose family donated the land for the town site. Mexia was a supporter of Santa Ana but later joined a coup against him that failed. Mexia was executed. The town was the site of a natural gas and oil boom in 1912 that brought rapid expansion, violence and general lawlessness. Things have calmed down now and Mexia seems like a decent little town. There are two state parks (one a state historic site) nearby and Waco is 40 miles west. One of the nearby state parks is a location where veterans of the Civil War used to meet for a reunion and picnic and other activities. Mexia also has a nice museum in the old high school.