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Crowell in Foard County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Foard Co

Est. Feb. 21, 1891

 
 
Foard Co Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
1. Foard Co Marker (Front)
Inscription. Mr. J.G. Witherspoon has been called the Father of Foard Co., for he was the governing force which led the organization of a new county. Through his acquaintance with people in several surrounding counties, he was able to acquire the 700 sq. miles of land to create a new co.

On Feb. 12, 1891, John H. Stephens of Vernon introduced the bill to call the new co. “Beaver”. However, another senator had a law partner he wished to honor. Senator Townsend struck out the word “Beaver” and substituted the name “Foard”. The bill was passed on Feb. 16, 1891 and signed on Feb. 21, 1891.

Crowell and Foard City both vied for the co. seat honors. An election was held on Apr. 27, 1891. When the votes were cast and counted, Crowell was the new co. seat with 183 votes while 106 were cast for Foard City.

According to the hands of the clock in the dome of the badly wrecked court house, the twister struck that building at 8:40 pm (April 28, 1942) tearing out all the clock mechanism and leaving only the dial facing the east intact.

The twister had left 11 dead, 125 injured and over 1500 homeless, Ninety percent of buildings (business and homes) were destroyed or damaged. Fire wiped out one business block.

Residents were helped by 200 Civilian Conservation Corps workers
Foard Co Marker (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
2. Foard Co Marker (Rear)
This monument
was donated by
or in memory of the following:

List of organizations and persons
in the cleanup. The Red Cross and National Guard troops provided meals and drinking water to the beleaguered citizens in days following the disaster.

With World War II hardly five months old, building materials were hard to obtain as most of the material was going to the military as the nation prepared to fight Germany, Japan and Italy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.014′ N, 99° 43.481′ W. Marker is in Crowell, Texas, in Foard County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 6) and Commerce Street (U.S. 70), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located near the front (west) entrance to the Foard County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Crowell TX 79227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foard County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); First Officials of Foard County (a few steps from this marker); Robert L. Foard (a few steps from this marker); Pease River Battlefield (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quanah Parker and the Comanches
Foard County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
3. Foard County Courthouse
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Foard County (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Old Pease City (approx. 5.4 miles away); Medicine Mound Community (approx. 15.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crowell.
 
More about this marker. The monument marker was made by Willis Granite Products, Granite, Oklahoma.

As part of the monument, stone tiles were placed around and near the monument. A number of the tiles are inscribed with the family histories of pioneer families of Foard County with other tiles inscribed with the names and organizations of Foard County families and businesses.
 
Also see . . .
1. Foard County. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 12, 2015.) 

2. Crowell, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on March 12, 2015.) 
 
Categories. DisastersSettlements & Settlers
 
Foard Co Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
4. Foard Co Marker
Rear Side of Foard Co Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
5. Rear Side of Foard Co Marker
View to the southwest
Family History Tiles Around Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
6. Family History Tiles Around Marker
Family History of Bill Bell image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
7. Family History of Bill Bell
Family History of Wild Cowboy Jack Walker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
8. Family History of Wild Cowboy Jack Walker
Family History of Walter Eugene and Anzel Maxine Ramsey image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
9. Family History of Walter Eugene and Anzel Maxine Ramsey
Family Histories image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
10. Family Histories
Family Histories image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
11. Family Histories
Family History of Henry E. Fergeson image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
12. Family History of Henry E. Fergeson
Family History of James Jenkins and Ella Elizabeth Swindle Brown image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
13. Family History of James Jenkins and Ella Elizabeth Swindle Brown
Family History of Hubert Charles and Ethel Benham Brown image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
14. Family History of Hubert Charles and Ethel Benham Brown
Family History of Henry W. "Professor" Black image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
15. Family History of Henry W. "Professor" Black
Family History of Dr. R.L. Kincaid and J. Mere Kincaid image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
16. Family History of Dr. R.L. Kincaid and J. Mere Kincaid
Family History of Dick and Thelma Todd image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
17. Family History of Dick and Thelma Todd
Family History of Tom and Valeria Owens image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
18. Family History of Tom and Valeria Owens
Family History of Monte Ray and Emma Willis Shirley image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
19. Family History of Monte Ray and Emma Willis Shirley
Family History of Jacob Alexander and Nannie Elizabeth Julian Wright image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
20. Family History of Jacob Alexander and Nannie Elizabeth Julian Wright
Family History of James Rasberry image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
21. Family History of James Rasberry
Family History of Ulysses Calvin and Mary Virginia Rader<br>Family History of Fite Crowell image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
22. Family History of Ulysses Calvin and Mary Virginia Rader
Family History of Fite Crowell
Family History of Charles Pinkney and Cora Ellen Campbell Sandifer image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, March 7, 2015
23. Family History of Charles Pinkney and Cora Ellen Campbell Sandifer
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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