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CROWELL, TEXAS

Foard County Seat, Texas Panhandle

3359'9"N 9943'28"W (33.985838, -99.724430)
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: 885 (2017) 948 (2010) 1141 (2000)

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Crowell TX - B.F. Ringgold Hardware Store
B.F. Ringgold Hardware Store
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Photo courtesy John Tarbell

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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, Texas Landmarks & Destinations:

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Photographer's Note:
Crowell is one of those dry Panhandle towns but, like all of them, with a lot of character. - Barclay Gibson
Crowell Tx, Foard County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Foard County Courthouse

Foard County Courthouse Museum:
Inside the courthouse
Foarad County TX - WWI monument , statues of soldier and sailor
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
The twin WWI monuments of soldier and sailor
damaged by the 1942 tornado
Foarad County TX - WWI monument , statues of soldier and sailor
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
The twin WWI Statues
Crowell Tx Pease River Battle Centennial Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Pease River Battlefield Centennial Marker
Highway 6. Crowell city park

Cynthia Ann Parker /
Pease River Battlefield Centennial Marker
1908 Santa Fe Depot Museum, Crowell Texas
The 1908 Santa Fe Depot Library/Museum
203 North Main Street
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Crowell Texas Firehall Museum
Firehall Museum
116 N. Main Street
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Crowell Texas corner brick building
Crowell corner brick building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Crowell Texas City park bridge
Crowell city park bridge
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Crowell Tx Closed Garage
A closed garage
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Crowell Tx ghost sign
Ghost sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Crowell masonic lodge ghost sign, Crowell Texas
Crowell Masonic Lodge sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Enjoy Coca-Cola, Crowell Texas
Enjoy Coca-Cola
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Crowell Texas rock building, grocery and hardward
Crowell rock building
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Crowell Texas , Pepsi, grocery and hardward sign
Crowell Tx Grain Elevators
Grain Elevators
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Crowell Tx rural scene
Crowell rural scene
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
Crowell Cemetery, Crowell Tx
Crowell Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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Crowell Texas water tower
Crowell water tower
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2008
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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 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.

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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Crowell, Texas Vintage Photos
owell TX - B.F. Ringgold Building
B.F. Ringgold Building
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Photo courtesy John Tarbell
B.F. Ringgold Building, and B.F. Ringgold Hardware

"B.F. (Benjamin Franklin) Ringgold, was in the hardware business in Crowell from c.1910 till his death in 1935. He is buried in the Crowell cemetery." - John Tarbell, May 18, 2018
Crowell TX - B.F. Ringgold Hardware Store
B.F. Ringgold family in front of the Hardware Store
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Photo courtesy John Tarbell
Crowell TX - B.F. Ringgold Hardware Store
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Photo courtesy John Tarbell
Crowell TX - B.F. Ringgold Hardware Store
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Photo courtesy John Tarbell
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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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