Corsicana, founded in 1848, it was named by Texas Revolution hero Jose’ Antonio Navarro after the Mediterranean island of Corsica, the birthplace of his parents.
Corsicana is located at (32.092480, -96.469407). According to the United States Census Bureau the city has a total area of 21.7 square miles (56.2 km), of which, 20.7 square miles (53.7 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is water. The total area is 4.42% water. Corsicana is home to the Lake Halbert dam and recreational area, and is less than 15 miles from Richland Chambers Reservoir the third largest lake in Texas, with recreational boating and 330 miles of treed and green shorelines.
As of the census of 2000, there were 24,485 people, 8,762 households, and 5,966 families residing in the city.
Corsicana has a moderate humid subtropical climate. The range of low-high average temperatures in January, April, July, and October is 34/55, 53/75, 73/95, and 55/79 degrees Fahrenheit.
Corsicana rainfall averages 39.5 inches per year, which makes Corsicana wetter than Seattle, with 37.1 inches of average rainfall per year. Leafy oak, pecan, magnolia, and walnut trees are common, and grasses grow tall and green. Rain is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with small wetter peaks in May and October.