Near Winters in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Settled in 1880's. Named for C.R. Crews, Ballinger businessman. Mrs. Betty Sims was earliest voluntary teacher–mail carrier. School was built 1890 (with the Rev. Mr. Lockhart, first teacher). Post office established 1892 in Wise & Broughten store; first postmaster, J.D. Wise. Methodist Church was organized in 1890; Baptist Church in 1894. Later 11 businesses were in operation; by 1930 school had 7 teachers. The doctors serving longest were F.M. Hale, C.A. Watson, R.E. Burrus.
Post office closed 1922; school consolidated with others 1948. The churches are still active.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1108.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 31° 56.124′ N, 99° 46.832′ W. Marker is near Winters, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 153Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winters TX 79567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Counts Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Old Townsite of Content (approx. 7.3 miles away); Ranger Campsite (approx. 7.4 miles away); Ranger Peak (approx. 7.4 miles away); Cotton Production in Runnels County (approx. 7.4 miles away); Atoka Cemetery (approx. 7½ miles away); Chick Inn Diner (approx. 10.7 miles away); Winters Korean Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winters.
Also see . . . Crews, Texas - Texas Ghost Towns. Includes a remembrance by a person who lived near Crews and attended the school. (Submitted on November 28, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.