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ROCK CRUSHER, TEXAS

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Coleman County, Texas Panhandle | Texas Hill Country

8 miles NW of Coleman the county seat
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.

Rock Crusher TX - Coleman Co 1913 Postmark
Postcard canceled with Rock Crusher, TX 1913 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

Rock Crusher, Texas Forum

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 County named Knippa whose high school teams are called the “Purple Rock Crushers”. - Jon Young, AFP Vista Shipping, June 11, 2004
Coleman County TX 1920s Map
1920s Coleman County map showing Rock Crusher
Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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Rock Crusher, Texas Area Towns:
Coleman the county seat
See Coleman County | Callahan County |
Runnels County | Taylor County | Brown County

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