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CROSBYTON, TEXAS

Crosby County Seat, Texas Panhandle
Highway 82
36 miles E of Lubbock
40 miles N of Post
32 miles W of Dickens

Population: 1,874 (2000) 2,026 (1990)


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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 Attractions & Landmarks
Crosbyton Old Photos
TX - Crosbyton Historical Marker

Crosbyton Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosbyton 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
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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

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

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

Crosbyton Old Photos

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

Crosbyton, Texas
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