Crane in Crane County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William Carey Crane
County Named For
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 Church and Fields Oil Discovery Well (approx. 7.4 miles away); Horse Head Crossing on the Pecos River (approx. 13.6 miles away).
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