LASR.net Homepage




Menu

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

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

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

Things to do near Crowell, TX

Firehall Museum

A pioneer schoolroom and old-fashioned family settings in the charming museum preserve rustic accents of the county's heritag...

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Just 30 miles north of Amarillo on Highway 136. For thousands of years, people came to the red bluffs above the Canadian Rive...

Texas Travel Information Center

In the Heart of the Texas Panhandle on East Interstate Highway 40, one of the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers operated by...

Big Spring State Park

343-acre park contains dance pavilion, playground, picnic sites, jogging and nature trails, and prairie dog town. Regular and...

Downtown Historic District

Visitors can stroll downtown brick streets, take a look at WPA-era art work in the local post office building, or view restor...