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Crowell, Texas

Established in 1891 as the seat of Foard County, Crowell is the retail center for agricultural and oil production. In the mid-1800s the area was the domain of Comanche Indians who figured in history's most famous case of a white girl captured and reared by Native Americans. The girl was Cynthia Ann Parker, taken by Indians in 1836, and recaptured by white men in 1860. The recapture site, Pease River Battlefield, is marked by a historical marker some nine miles northeast on F.M. 98.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Firehall Museum

A pioneer schoolroom and old-fashioned family settings in the charming museum preserve rustic accents of the county's heritage. Household, farm and ranch implements plus a detailed scale model of a country town in the early 1900s. There is also an exhibit on Gen. George B. McClellan's 1877

Crowell, TX Museums

Depot Library/Museum

In old Santa Fe depot (c. 1908); houses public library; museum features local history and extensive collection on Cynthia Ann Parker, and other items dealing with Crowell's frontier history. (There's also an exhibit in the Foard County Courthouse open during weekday business hours.)

Crowell, TX Libraries

Things to do near Crowell, TX

1890 Jail Museum-Heritage Center

Heritage Center-The old jail served as the detention center until 1973. It now houses the original cells and a never-used gal...

Graham Drive-In

One of a handful of outdoor movie theaters still operating in Texas, features first-run and recent . On Old Jacksboro Hwy. ...

National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration

Lubbock is home for this national Western event. Cowboy poets, musicians, storytellers, artists, historians, historians, auth...

Majestic Theatre

Built by one of Eastland's founding fathers, C.U. Connellee in 1920, it was originally called the Connellee Theatre and featu...

Western Texas College Golf Club

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