If anyone were to ask you what connection the city of Corsicana, Texas had to the Mediterranean Sea, the answer would be the Island of Corsica. In 1848, shortly after his participation in the Texas War of Independence and the Mexican-American War, Mr. Antonio Navarro founded a town located roughly 60 miles southeast of Dallas, TX. When it came time to name this new town, Antonio Navarro decided on the name Corsicana to commemorate the island where his father was born, the Island of Corsica located off the coast of southern France.
Corsicana is currently the county seat of Navarro County, TX and home to about 23,000 residents. It is also a city with a rich culture, an active visual and performing arts community, and known for its beautiful sunsets. The city’s twelve public parks and three nearby lakes allow locals and visitors to enjoy all kinds of outdoor and recreational activities. Corsicana also offers some highly anticipated annual events. Each December, the city celebrates three Christmas themed festivals, the R.O.S.E. World Christmas Market, the Festival of Lights, and the Parade of Lights. In late April, Corsicana has another annual event called Derrick Days. This is a three-day event that includes crafts, live music, and a food festival. There are also some monthly events and activities to attend such as the monthly barrel race at the Navarro County Expo Center and the HAT Brand Rodeo.