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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Believe It or Not series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1839.
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 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 as the crow flies. Groppe Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); West (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of the Assumption (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Crash at Crush (approx. 4 miles away); St. Martin Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Tours Community (approx. 4.4 miles away); Czech Settlers in Hill County (approx. 5.3 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
— Submitted August 4, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 4,620 times since then and 371 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.