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CROWELL, TEXAS

Foard County Seat, Texas Panhandle
State Highway 6
US Highway 70
36 miles E of Paducah
30 miles S of Quanah
29 miles N of Benjamin
31 miles SW of Vernon

Population: 1141 (2000)

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Crowell Tx, Foard County Courthouse
Foard County Courthouse
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
History in a Pecan Shell

1891 was the year Crowell was founded and the county was organized the following year. By 1900 the town had 500 citizens and they all awaited the coming of the railroad (the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient) which arrived in 1908. Oil was discovered and kept the town reasonably immune from the Great Depression.

The tornado of 1942 killed 10, and left 1,500 homeless. 90% of the town's buildings were destroyed.
Crowell Tx Pease River Battle Centennial Marker
Pease River Battlefield Centennial Marker
Highway 6. Crowell city park
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009

Crowell, Texas Historic Landmarks & Destinations:

  • A Drive Around Crowell >
    Photographer's Note: Crowell is one of those dry Panhandle towns but, like all of them, with a lot of character. - Barclay Gibson
  • Cynthia Ann Parker / Pease River Battlefield Centennial Marker >
  • Foard County Courthouse >
  • Santa Fe Depot (c. 1908) Library/ Museum:
    203 North Main Street
  • Firehall Museum: 116 N. Main Street
  • Foard County Courthouse Museum: Inside the courthouse
  • Copper Breaks State Park / Lake Copper Breaks:
    Eight miles North across the Hardeman County line.
    Copper Breaks State Park
    777 Park Road 62
    Quanah, Tx 79252-7679
    940/839-4331 http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us

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  • A Drive Around Crowell, Texas

    Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson
    1908 Santa Fe Depot Museum, Crowell Texas
    The 1908 Santa Fe Depot Museum
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    Crowell Texas Firehall Museum
    Firehall Museum
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    Crowell Texas corner brick building
    Crowell corner brick building
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    Crowell Texas City park bridge
    Crowell city park bridge
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    Crowell Tx Closed Garage
    A closed garage
    Crowell Tx ghost sign
    Ghost sign
    Crowell masonic lodge ghost sign, Crowell Texas
    Crowell Masonic Lodge sign
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    Enjoy Coca-Cola, Crowell Texas
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    Crowell Texas rock building, grocery and hardward
    Crowell rock building
    Crowell Texas , Pepsi, grocery and hardward sign
    Crowell Tx Grain Elevators
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    Crowell Texas water tower
    Crowell water tower
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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    Crowell Tx rural scene
    Crowell rural scene
    Crowell Cemetery, Crowell Tx
    Crowell Cemetery
    Photos copyright Barclay Gibson
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    Pease River Battlefield
    Nine miles East of Crowell on FM 98 is a marker commemorating the recapture of Cynthia Ann Parker, Texas' most famous Indian captive. Captured in 1836 near Groesbeck, she was "rescued" 24 years later in 1860 and died shortly thereafter - after attempting to escape back to the Comanches. She was the mother of Quanah Parker who grew up to be go on wolf hunts with President Theodore Roosevelt and have Quanah, Texas (30 miles North) named after him.
    Foard County, Margaret TX, Pease River Battlefield Marker
    Pease River Battlefield Centennial Marker
    Courtesy www.texasplainstrail.com. Photographer Rick Vanderpool, 2010
    Foard County, Margaret TX, Pease River Battlefield Marker text
    Courtesy www.texasplainstrail.com.
    Photographer Rick Vanderpool, 2010
    Pease River Battle Cynthia Ann Parker marker, Crowell Tx
    Pease River Battle Centennial Marker
    Highway 6. Crowell city park
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
    Centennial Marker Text
    Pease River Battlefield
    In 1860, at the Battle of Pease River, Indian captive Cynthia Ann Parker and her daughter, Prairie Flower, were rescued by Texas Rangers under Captain L. S. Ross (later Governor of Texas). Cynthia Ann, most celebrated of all Comanche captives, had been taken at age 9 in a raid on Fort Parker, May 19, 1836. Traders who saw her later said she had taken the name "Naduah" and wished to remain among her adopted people. She married Chief Peta Nocona, by whom she had 2 sons, Pecos and Quanah Parker. Although she was returned to her uncle's family, she was never completely happy and tried to escape several times. She died 1864.
    Crowell Texas Forum
  • Subject: Crowell and Paducah
    My name is Kristi Norman Brown and I am working on my family tree. Does anyone know of any books or articles on family histories from Crowell or Paducah that would help me in my research? My ancestors are A.Y. Norman (lots of Norman's there) Cotners, McCormicks, Knox, Wanda Moore, and Eula "Cricket" Norman. Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated. - Kristi Norman Brown, February 27, 2006
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