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ROCK CRUSHER, TEXAS

Coleman County, Texas Hill Country / Panhandle
8 miles NW of Coleman
Population: 0

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History in a Pecan Shell

Near the Bachelor Prong of Hords Creek, the railroad had built a large steam-driven roller-type rock crusher for creating roadbed material.

A post office was open from 1912 to 1914, when the town had two stores. The town reached its population peak about this time with 400 persons, most of them employed moving, crushing and hauling away rock.

In 1916, three schools combined to comprise the Rock Crusher school district.

In the 1920s and 1930s Coleman county roads were supplied with gravel from the crusher.

During the Depression, the town was down to 150 inhabitants. The crusher was removed and the large hole which was left became a small lake.

The town was deserted by the 1960s and the lake was filled with silt.

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Subject: Rock Crusher, Coleman Co. - Comment "missed chance of the ultimate team name"
There is a community on U.S. Hwy 90 west of San Antonio in Uvalde Co. named Knippa whose high school teams are called the “Purple Rock Crushers”. - Jon Young, AFP Vista Shipping, June 11, 2004

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