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Cross Plains, Texas

Cross Plains was established as a post office in 1877, and was originally known as Turkey Creek and Schleicher. It was probably named for the crossings of the stage coaches and military roads prior to the Civil War. An historic marker is in Treadaway Park where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant camped with their troops on the banks of Turkey Creek. East and West Caddo Peaks, visible from Texas 36 five miles west of town, were used as landmarks by Indians, soldiers, and government survey crews.

Today, the community has a large trade area with an economy based on farming, ranching, and oil and gas production. Hunting for dove, quail, turkey, and white-tailed deer is excellent in the area.

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Cross Plains Public Library

The library houses a large collection of Robert E. Howard first edition books as well as original manuscripts and Weird Tales magazines (one of the original "pulp fiction" magazines and a major publisher of Howard's works)

Cross Plains, TX Libraries

Things to do near Cross Plains, TX

Cadillac Ranch

"Bumper crop" of 10 Cadillacs buried nose down in field at same angle as Cheops' pyramids. Represents Golden Age of Automobil...

Fort Belknap

U.S. Army post established in 1851 at another location by Gen. William G. Belknap; moved same year to present site along Braz...

Moran Historical Museum

Operated by the Moran Historical Society, the museum is housed in the former First Christian Church building. Also includes t...

Lake Meredith Camping/Parks

This area is experiencing a drought which may affect fishing and boat ramp access. Use the phone numbers provided below to ch...

La Mesa Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...