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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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Crosbyton Texas street scene, old photo

View of a corner of the square

Vintage photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton
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


Crosby County Courthouse
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


Crosbyton Drugstore

Vintage photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton

Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum, Crosbyton, Texas



Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum

Photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton

Pioneer Memorial Museum, Crosbyton, Texas


Pioneer Memorial Museum

Photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton

Crosbyton Attractions

  • The Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum: 101 Main Street
  • Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum
  • White River Reservoir - 25 miles south of Crosbyton
    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fish/infish/lakes/whiterv/lake_id.htm

  • Crosbyton's Prairie Ladies Inn >
    On the Square in Crosbyton

    Crosbyton Tourist Information
    Crosbyton Chamber of Commerce: 115 S. Ayrshire 806-675-2261
    Coca cola sign, Crosbyton, Texas


    Coca Cola sign in Crosbyton

    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson

    Crosbyton Texas Forum
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