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Crane in Crane County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Carey Crane

County Named For

 

(1816-1885)

 
William Carey Crane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
1. William Carey Crane Marker
Inscription. Noted church leader, educator. A Virginian. Received B. A. and M. A., George Washington University. Taught in Georgia, 1837-39; was ordained Baptist minister, 1838. Was pastor of various leading churches; president of 2 church colleges in Mississippi, 1851-60.

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.)
 
Location. 31° 23.813′ N, 102° 21.118′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crane TX 79731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juan Cordona Lake (a few steps from this marker); Castle Mountain (was approx. 7.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Crane County
William Carey Crane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
2. William Carey Crane Marker
(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).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
William Carey Crane Marker (at far left) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
3. William Carey Crane Marker (at far left)
Juan Cordona Lake Marker is at the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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