Introduction to Corsicana, Texas
Corsicana was founded in 1848. Jo’s Antonio Navarro named the city Corsicana after the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Several women's organizations have played a significant role in the history of the city. The Corsicana Female Literary Institute was established in 1857. The first public library of the city was established by the women's clubs in 1901. The Young Men's Christian Association of Corsicana was founded in 1884. The first oilfield of the city was discovered in 1894, and a larger oil field was discovered in 1923.
Corsicana and nearby Attractions
- Lefty Frizzell Country Music Museum
- Pioneer Village
- Pearce Western Art Museum
- Ennis Railroad and Cultural Heritage Museum
- Fairfield Lake State Park
- Children's Museum of Waxahachie
Things To Do In Corsicana
There are various parks and playgrounds in Corsicana. Among them are the Bunert Park, Natures Park, Cunningham - South Hill Park, Petroleum Park, Jester Park, Community Park, Tiger Field and Lake Halbert Park. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on the Navarro Mills Lake. The Mills Place Historic District, Pioneer Village of Navarro County and the Robert S Reading Arrowhead and Indian Artifact Collection Museum are also popular local spots.
Air transportation is available from Dallas Love Field Airport.
Corsicana Higher Education
Navarro College and Taylors Institute of Cosmetology lie within the city.