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

City of Crandall

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 12, 2016
1. City of Crandall Marker
Inscription. Named for The Rev. C. F. Crandall (1827-1906), Methodist minister who came here from Indiana, 1877, and bought 1800 acres of land. When Texas Trunk Line Railroad built east from Dallas in 1880, he gave bonus for rail service and was first postmaster when post office was created in 1881.

Baptists, Disciples of Christ, and Methodists built churches. Townsite plat was recorded in 1889. The city school system was established in 1901. By the early 1900s, town had a lumber yard, several stores, 3 physicians, 3 banks. It remains a center for agriculture and recreation.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8505.)
 
Location. 32° 37.667′ N, 96° 27.338′ W. Marker is in Crandall, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is on South Main Street south of East Holly Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crandall TX 75114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Presbyterian Church of Forney (approx. 6.8 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 7.7 miles away); William and Blanche Brooks House (approx.
City of Crandall image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 12, 2016
2. City of Crandall
8 miles away); Forney Independent School District (approx. 8.1 miles away); McKellar House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Forney High School Building (approx. 8.1 miles away); William Madison McDonald (approx. 8.3 miles away); Dick P. Moore House (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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