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Near Winters in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Crews

 
 
Crews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
1. Crews Marker
Inscription. 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 Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1108.)
 
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 153 and Farm to Market Road 382, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 153. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northwest corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Winters TX 79567, United States of America.
 
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.
Crews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
2. Crews Marker
School gymnasium in background
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. 7.5 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.) 
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
Crews Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
3. Crews Marker
View to northeast across State Highway 153
View to Northwest Along State Highway 153 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
4. View to Northwest Along State Highway 153
View to Southeast Towards<br>Intersection of SH 153 and FM 382 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
5. View to Southeast Towards
Intersection of SH 153 and FM 382
Abandoned Service Station on SH 153 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
6. Abandoned Service Station on SH 153
Located northwest of marker location
Townsite of Crews image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
7. Townsite of Crews
Crews Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
8. Crews Methodist Church
School Gymnasium image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 20, 2014
9. School Gymnasium
Built by Works Progress Administration 1938-1940
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 28, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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