West in McLennan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Crash at Crush
(0.5 Mi. E)
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5315.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Believe It or Not marker series.
Location. 31° 48.258′ N, 97° 5.527′ W. Marker is in West, Texas, in McLennan County. Marker is on N Washington Street near W Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north. Located next to the Katy Depot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West TX 76691, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured Groppe Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); West (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Crash at Crush (approx. 4 miles away); Abbott Schools (approx. 5½ miles away); L.C. McKamie (approx. 5.6 miles away); Abbott Baptist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Abbott (approx. 5.7 miles away); Abbott United Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West.
Also see . . . Lone Star Junction - Crash at Crush -- 1896. Within hours, the Katy cranes had removed the larger debris; souvenir seekers took care of the rest. Crush (the town), which that afternoon had been the second largest city in Texas, was fully depopulated by midnight. (Submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. Potentially marker was moved here from closer to crash site.
There is another "Crash at Crush" marker in the database (# 35909, see nearby markers). Potentially these two entries are the same as they share the same THC number (5315). Potentially the marker was moved from near the crash site to the center of town near the Depot.
— Submitted August 4,
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,235 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.