Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
Welcome to the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site online collections. People have gathered on the grounds, where the Navasota River and Jack's Creek come together, for thousands of years. Evidence within the site suggests the earliest campers were nomadic hunter-gatherers more than 5,000 years ago. However, this property is most notable for its use by the Confederate veterans of Limestone County for their annual reunions from 1888 through 1946. As reunions grew larger, veterans from North Texas down to Houston and across East Texas joined them. Families camped under the giant burr oaks, enjoying speeches, dances, fellowship, and food while remembering their comrades who fought and died in the Civil War. The historic site remains a gathering place for family reunions and group activities. The Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds host events each year to promote awareness of the state historic site.
Confederate Reunion Grounds SHS
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, Texas 76667
Office phone 254-472-0959
Cell phone 254-716-3730
Visit The Confederate Reunion Grounds (CRG) website for more information on this state historic site.
The CRG is part of the Texas Historical Commission's historic properties.
The images in this collection are research and public education only. To use these digital files in any form, an attribution of "Courtesy of the Confederate Reunion Grounds Historic Site" must accompany the image.
Collections in this community
Records and photographs pertaining to the Joseph E. Johnston Camp 94 U.C.V. Series, approximately 1889-1946.
Photographs and papers from the Mexia Oil Boom Series, approximately 1920-1996.
Photographs, literary productions, and correspondence from the Joe Johnston Series, approximately 1965-1983.
All records pertaining to the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site Series, 1983-present.