County Seat, North
I 45, US 75 and 287
Highway 22 and 31
miles SE of Dallas
Population: 24,485 (2000)
County was named after Jose Antonio Navarro and the town after his parents'
birthplace of Corsica. Navarro was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
and early Texas Legislator. Other famous sons include "Lefty" Frizzell and
Governor Beauford Jester. |
Corsicana was one of the first cities
in Texas to use natural gas for lighting and fuel.
Oil boom occurred years before the famed Spindletop
in Beaumont Area.
Corsicana's downtown remains occupied and vibrant. The dates on buildings
show a boom period between the end of WWI
and the Crash of '28.
Landmarks & Attractions
Street Bakery - Corsicana Fruitcake since 1896
401 W. 7th Ave. 800-248-3366The
Cook Arts, Science and Technology Center
On Navarro college campus - 3100
West Collin Ave
800-988-5317, 903-874-1211. AdmissionsGaston
C. Gooch Library -
On Navarro college campus - Hwy 31 west of downtownLefty
Frizzell Country Museum Museum - in the Pioneer Village
Village - Restored and authentically furnished mid-1800s buildings. Projects of
Navarro County Historical Society
912 W. Park Street
Open Mon - Sat 9
to 5; Sunday 1 - 5. Admissions.
Nearby Destinations :
and Malakoff - Take Hwy 31 east 14 miles
to Kerens, another 13 miles east to Malakoff.
Corsicana Visitor Center
301 S. Beaton Street
Corsicana, Texas 75110
Corsicana Chamber of Commerce
(903) 874-4731, Toll-Free 1-877-376-7477
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Rope Walker by Dianne
In the old Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas is a headstone with
only two words on it, “Rope Walker.” Almost nothing is known of the man in the
grave except the manner of his death...
Wolf Brand Chili
Cartoon by Roger T. Moore
The famous canned chili, WOLF BRAND, was born in
training mural in Corsicana|
Photo courtesy Barclay
Gibson, July 2005
New Highschool c1911|
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