Retreat, Texas

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Retreat is a town in Navarro County, Texas, United States. The population was 339 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Retreat is located at 32°3′4″N 96°28′28″W / 32.05111°N 96.47444°W / 32.05111; -96.47444 (32.051204, -96.474394)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (12.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.40%) is water.

History

Retreat is on Farm Road 709 just south of Corsicana in south central Navarro County. The site was settled in the 1840s and originally known as Beeman's School House. For many years the log school building, which was also used as a church, was the only church or school in the area. As a result of shifting population, the building was moved more than once. When someone consequently suggested calling the settlement Retreat, the name struck. A public school was in operation by 1900, and in 1906 it had an enrollment of fifty. In the mid-1930s Retreat had a store, a gin, a cemetery, and a number of houses. After World War II, the store closed, but the population in recent years has increased because of the community's proximity to Corsicana. In the mid-1960s the estimated population was 100; by 1990 it had grown to 334. Most of the residents worked in Corsicana.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 339 people, 124 households, and 108 families residing in the town. The population density was 68.3 people per square mile (26.4/km²). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 25.6/sq mi (9.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.45% White, 4.72% African American, 2.65% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.54% of the population.

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