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CROSBYTON, TEXAS

Crosby County Seat, Texas Panhandle

3339'24"N 10114'20"W (33.656733, -101.238811)

Highway 82
38 miles E of Lubbock
40 miles N of Post
24 miles W of Dickens
2 miles W of Blanco Canyon
ZIP code 79322
Area code 806
Population: 1,612 Est. (2019)
1,741 (2010) 1,874 (2000) 2,026 (1990)

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TX - Crosbyton Historical Marker

Crosbyton Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009


History in a Pecan Shell

Crosby County was organized in 1886 and named after the General Land Office commissioner Stephen Crosby. Prior to Crosby - the towns of Estacado and Emma also served as county seats.


A timeline of a few significant events in Crosbyton's history:

1908: Townsite is surveyed by the C. B. Livestock Co. Lots went on sale shortly thereafter and a post office was granted the same year
1910: County election was held to determine the county seat. Crosbyton took the title from Emma.
1911: The Crosbyton-South Plains Railroad comes into being
1930s: Population declines as a result of The Great Depression
1947: First hospital opened
1958: Museum is planned and built through a foundation set up by Zina Lamar
1975: Municipal airport opens

Crosbyton, Texas
Attractions & Landmarks


Crosby County Courthouse

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosby County Courthouse

TX - Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
The Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
101 Main Street

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum buggy
Museum buggy
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum, Crosbyton, Texas
Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum
Photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton
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Crosbyton Tx - Centennial Marker
Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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Crosbyton Tx - Ellison Building
Ellison Building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosbyton Tx - 1924 Ellison Building
1924
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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Crosbyton Tx - Building Mural
Welcome to Crosbyton
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosbyton Tx - Building Mural
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosbyton Tx - Building Mural
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosbyton Tx - Wall Mural
More mural
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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TX - Crosbyton Cemetery Historical Marker
Crosbyton Cemetery Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Historical Marker: From Crosbyton, take US 82, 1 mile East

Crosbyton Cemetery

Established in 1909, this cemetery was once part of a 90,000-acre ranch operated by the C. B. Livestock Company. Julian Bassett, part owner of the company and donor of the Crosbyton townsite, also gave the land for this burial ground when James Boggs, a cowboy on the ranch, was ill and was thought to be dying. The first burial was that of 18-month-old Willie Oliver. Others interred here include Julian Bassett and many other early settlers who were influential in the development of the area. The Crosbyton Cemetery is a reminder of the region's pioneer heritage.
1984

Crosbyton Cemetery

Crosbyton Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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Crosbyton Tx - Lamar Building Lowrie Drug Store

Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Historic Lamar Building | Lowrie Drug Store

Crosbyton Tx - Lamar family historical marker
Lamar family historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosbyton Texas city limit sign
Crosbyton city limit - POP. 1874
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009
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Coca cola sign, Crosbyton, Texas



Coca Cola sign in Crosbyton
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

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Crosbyton, Texas Old Photos

Crosbyton Texas - J.E. Grissom General Merchandise

J.E. Grissom General Merchandise
Photo courtesy Roger Harden


Crosbyton Texas street scene, old photo

View of a corner of the square
Vintage photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton

Riders downtown Crosbyton Texas, old photo
Two riders on main street
Vintage photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton

Downtown Crosbyton Texas, old photo
Downtown Crosbyton
Vintage photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton

Drugstore interier, Crosbyton, Texas


Lowrie Drugstore
Vintage photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton



Area Recreation
White River Reservoir - 25 miles south of Crosbyton
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us.htm


Crosbyton Tourist Information
Crosbyton Chamber of Commerce:
115 S. Ayrshire 806-675-2261



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Crosbyton, Texas Nearby Towns:
Lubbock | Post | Dickens
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