With so many visitors mispronouncing the name, the city of Mexia employed the motto, “A great place to live, no matter how you pronounce it.” This Texan city was named after General Jose Antonio Mexia, a Hispanic hero that gained notoriety during the Texas Revolution. The town was founded near his estate, which ownership records show the estate was owned by Mexia since 1833. However, it wasn’t until the 1870s when more lots were purchased and a post office was established.
When you fly into the jet charter airport in Mexia, you’ll have immediate access to some of the best points of interest and attractions in the area. Some of the more popular ones include:
Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park – Situated on the shores of the Navasota River, this site commemorates a place where Confederate Civil War veterans and families reunited from 1889 to 1946. Today, it features a dance pavilion, cannon, and ruins.
Mexia Public Schools Museum – Founded in 1997, this museum is home to historical and cultural data pursuant to the Mexia and the surrounding area.
Old Fort Parker State Historic Site – The nearly 38-acre park features a replica of the Fort Parker stockade, picnic and camping areas, restrooms and a dining hall.
Lake Mexia – Just 20 feet deep at its deepest point, Lake Mexia is great for fishers looking for Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Catfish.
Fort Parker State Park – This beautiful park came into existence when three local Mexia landowners donated roughly 1,500 acres of land. Here you can swim, fish, hike, bike, kayak, geocache and so much more.