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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

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

Old Jail Museum

Built in 1892, old stone jailhouse is oldest building in county. Features old jail office with cells upstairs. Outside is res...

Camping

White River has picnic areas with 30 tables, 4 camping areas, 2 RV areas with water and electricity only, a fishing house, an...

Historic Murals

Located across from the Santa Fe depot, murals that depict early day transportation, from the 1840s to 1940s, are 85 feet lon...

River Bend Nature Works

Nestled amid 15 acres in the city, River Bend Nature Works is an environmental education center. Visitors enjoy the wetland p...

O'Donnell Museum

Housed in two-story 1925 bank building that remains in original condition. Exhibits include old telephone system, organ, bedr...