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Crane County Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Richard Denney, April 16, 2014
Castle Mountain Marker
Texas (Crane County), Crane — 755 — Castle Mountain (2 mi. East)
About 3,000 ft. elevation. Since 17th century, a landmark in travel from Texas points to Mexico and California. According to tradition, named by Spaniards for resemblance to ancient castles. Has associations with stories of lost trains of gold and . . . — Map (db m73300) HM
Texas (Crane County), Crane — 851 — Church and Fields Oil Discovery Well (Drilling site 2.25 miles southeast)
Since 1839 Texas has set aside her public lands to finance education. The University of Texas at Austin acquired the land at this site in 1883, after the first owner, a railroad company, returned it to the state as worthless. For years McElroy Ranch . . . — Map (db m85571) HM
Texas (Crane County), Crane — 1105 — Crane County
Formed from Tom Green County Created February 26, 1887 Organized September 3, 1927. Named in honor of William Carey Crane 1816-1885. A Baptist minister President of Baylor University 1863-1885 Crane, The County Seat. — Map (db m85569) HM
Texas (Crane County), Crane — 2567 — Horsehead Crossing, C.S.A.
One of the most important sites in the old west. Named for skulls pointing toward crossing. Only ford for many miles where animals could enter, drink and leave Pecos River safely. Elsewhere deep banks would trap them. Ford mapped 1849 by Capt. R. B. . . . — Map (db m68928) HM
Texas (Crane County), Crane — 2871 — Juan Cordona Lake (11 Miles Southwest)
A natural salt deposit, known and used for the past 300 years. On land grant from Mexico to Juan Cordova; name, misread on maps, is now unique to lake. Apaches were encountered here by explorers in 1683. From days of early settlers, Mexicans . . . — Map (db m85473) HM
Texas (Crane County), Crane — 5822 — William Carey Crane County Named For (1816-1885)
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 . . . — Map (db m85474) HM

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