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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Battle of Adobe Walls

Site where two famous Indian battles were fought. Col. Kit Carson (in his last fight) and his U.S. troops in 1864 narrowly es...

Garza County Museum

Features ranch, cowboy, and pioneer household items, Indian artifacts, room settings, period furnishings, typical frontier ch...

San Angelo Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Freedom Museum USA

This quaint museum highlights all military branches from the Revolutionary War to present. Exhibits include guns, swords, uni...

Lake Creek Golf Course

The golf course is located about 2 miles east of Munday on Highway 222. It can be played as either a 9 or 18 hole course....