City of Frost
Navarro County, Texas


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From the collection of Edward L Williams

 

Located at the junction of State Highway 22 and Farm Road 667, twenty miles west of Corsicana in Navarro County Texas, was established in 1881, when the St. Louis Southwestern Railway was built from Corsicana to Hillsboro. The town was named for Samuel R. Frost, a local politician and attorney for the railroad. A post office was opened in 1887, and Henry Jones established a school the following year. In 1890, Wylie N. Jones built a water works to supply the town from a nearby lake. He also built a small steamboat, at the time one of the few on an inland lake in Texas. By the early 1900s, Frost had six cotton gins, an oil mill, several butcher shops, seven grocery stores, a number of dry-goods stores, two banks, and three drugstores. During the 1930s the community declined, partly because of the Great Depression and residents flight to the cities.

 

 

Statistics & Facts as of Nov 2001:

  • The only city in Texas that has frost on the water tower everyday of the year !
  • The population of Frost is approximately 579.
  • The approximate number of families is 259.
  • The amount of land area in Frost is 2.932 sq. kilometers.
  • The amount of surface water is 0.013 sq kilometers.
  • The distance from Frost to Washington DC is 1246 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 134 miles. (as the crow flies)
  • Frost is positioned 32.07 degrees north of the equator and 96.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.
  • Zip Codes: 76641
  • Link to: The Weather Channel for Frost, Texas
  • Link to: NCTCOG.org - City of Frost Information

 

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Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox