Crane in Crane County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William Carey Crane
County Named For
— (1816-1885) —
Came to Confederate Texas, 1863, as president, Baylor University -- position held 22 years. His work and use of his personal funds kept Baylor open while many of state's 25 colleges were closed.
First president, 1871, of Texas State Teachers Association and chairman, committee to study public school reorganization.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5822.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education.
Location. 31° 23.811′ N, 102° 21.119′ W. Marker is in Crane, Texas, in Crane County. Marker is on West 6th Street east of South Sue Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juan Cordona Lake (a few steps from this marker); Crane County (approx. 7.4 miles away); Church and Fields Oil Discovery Well (approx. 7.4 miles away); Horse Head Crossing on the Pecos River (approx. 13.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on June 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.