About Our Community - Corrigan
Welcome to Citizens State Bank located at Corrigan, Texas in beautiful north Polk County. Corrigan is located on U.S. Highway 59 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 287, just 90 miles north of the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston. Corrigan sits within the southern coastal plain, in the East Texas pine and hardwood forests. West of Corrigan is the Davy Crockett National Forest; while on our east are the Angelina National Forest and the Sabine National Forest. The great Sam Houston National Forest lies south. The population within Corrigan city limits is 1595, although an estimated 7000 people live within our school district.
Corrigan is within a fifty-mile radius to many historical sites and recreational opportunities. In Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas, the Old Stone Fort is located on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. For nature lovers, the Big Thicket National Preserve (105,684 acres) provides nature trails and unique botanical sites. Nearby, the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation settled in the early 1700's, is a major attraction for tourists and locals alike. Two large lakes are major attractions that provide excellent fishing and water sports opportunities. To the south is the man-made 83,000 acre Lake Livingston and east of Corrigan is the large Sam Rayburn Reservoir covering 114,500 acres. Museums, recreational facilities, colleges, junior colleges, movie theaters, and shopping malls are available in our nearby cities.
Corrigan, founded in 1882, named to honor Pat Corrigan, conductor on the first train of the Southern-Pacific Railroad that ran east and west of town. In the year 1938, Corrigan incorporated as a township. Our award winning school district, composed of four separate campuses, excels in both academics and athletics. Timber and agriculture are our community's main industries. Being located in the heart of piney woods with timber as a primary industry, Corrigan and nearby Camden are home of two large Georgia-Pacific plants. The Mickey Reily Public Library is our local widely acclaimed regional library. Local organizations include the Corrigan Community Service League, Lion's Club, Masonic Lodge, Corrigan Youth Rodeo Association, 4-H Club, and various other clubs. Our little league facility is outstanding with four little league fields, two adult sized softball fields, a soccer field, and a picnic park all located next to the Bill Garsee Rodeo Arena. Twelve churches of various denominations serve our community.
Although Corrigan is considered small by some, we think of our town as having the best of both worlds. Our major highways provide easy access to larger cities that give us many choices; however, we also have the pleasure of knowing our neighbors, being somewhat laid back, and having a beautiful place to call home.