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CRISP, TEXAS

Ellis County, Central Texas North
FM 660
10 miles E of Waxahachie

Population: 90 (estimate) 2000

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History in a Pecan Shell

Named for a long-ago Speaker of the House of the U.S. House of Representatives (Charles F. Crisp), Crisp began using the name when the post office opened in 1892. Settlement had begun a few years previously. The town reached its population zenith in the 1920s. It remained there through the 60s and then declined to just under 100 - where it has remained ever since.

Crisp's name lives on, however, in the form of brick. The word is impressed in the product of a local brickyard and like the neighboring towns of Palmer and Ferris, it turns up on occasion - usually in the sidewalks of brick collectors.

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Ernest Tubb the singer was born in Crisp back in 1914 and lived there till family moved to Kemp some years later where his folks later separated. - unsigned, November 30, 2010
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