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Crawford
McLennan County, Texas

ZipCodes
76638




Page Contents for Crawford, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Crawford is approximately 751 (2002), 717 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 277 (2000), 269 (2010).
The amount of land area in Crawford is 1.623 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Crawford is 0.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Crawford to Washington DC is 1295 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 86 miles. (as the crow flies)
Crawford is positioned 31.53 degrees north of the equator and 97.44 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Crawford elevation is 734 feet above sea level.
Crawford per capita income is $ 15,421 (2000).
Crawford median income is $ 39,732. (2000).
The Crawford median home price is $ 51,300 (2000).
Crawford average annual precipitation is 34.3 inches peryear.
Crawford average annual snowfall is 1.4 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 45.2 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 65.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 84.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 67.5 degrees F.

Location

in east central Texas about 18 miles west of Waco. Other nearby communitie include McGregor, Valley MIll, Ogleby, Woodway, Moody, outh Mountain, Hewitt and Lorena.
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History & History Related Items

Around the mid 1800ís, the Tonk Crossing settlement was created where the road from Waco to Gatesville and the road from Belton to Fort Graham crossed. The crossing was graded by Nelson Crawford of Coryell City. Crawford may have been named for this man, but history is not certain. This settlement was about two miles east of the current Crawford site. A post office was established in 1871. When the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway put down its tracks from Temple to Fort Worth, the rails passed about two miles from Crawford. The little town moved in 1881 to what would become the final spot for Crawford. It was at this time that Crawford began to grow. The Santa Fe Railroad encouraged people to buy land along the rails and they began to do just that. By 1889, there were churches, flour and corn mills, stores, a school and many businesses. The settlers in Crawford were well-educated people who also desired a good education for the children. Everyone pitched in with funds for the new school with the wealthier members of the town giving the fund a good start. By 1891, the first graduating class of 13 students was honored. Incorporation occurred in 1897. A bank, the First National Bank of Crawford, opened in 1901 along with a number of other businesses. Crawford began to blossom and grow. With the stock market crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression, Crawford, along with the rest of the country, was hit hard. The bank and many other businesses closed and the population declined as people moved elsewhere to eke out a living. Crawford gradually recovered and more business opened. In the 1970's and 80's, others came to live in Crawford and commute to nearby Waco or McGregor for work. Fame came to Crawford when George W. Bush bought his ranch here in 1999.

Here is a history page for Crawford.
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The incorporation of Crawford

12 August 1897


Attractions

Home of US President, George W. Bush. He purchased the ranch in 1999. The Prairie Chapel Ranch is now known as the Western White House.

Check out this website about Crawford with pictures and information.

Attractions in Crawford:
Downtown, The Coffee Station, The old Jail, Prairie Chapel School, Cannan Baptist Church, Tonkawa Falls and President Bush's Ranch

Find more information about Crawford at this site.
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Crawford City Government

Crawford City Hall
Phone: (254) 486-2125

Crawford Chamber

Greater Crawford Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
P.O. Box 471
Crawford, Texas 76638
Phone: (254) 486-9626

Crawford Organizations

Greater Crawford Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
P.O. Box 471
Crawford, Texas 76638
Phone: (254) 486-9626

Crawford Libraries

Waco-McLennan County Library
1717 Austin Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: 254-750-5941


McGinley Memorial Library
317 S. Main St.
McGregor, TX 76657
Phone: 254-840-3732

Crawford Schools

Crawford Independent School District
200 Pirate Drive
Crawford, Texas 76638
Phone: (254) 486-2381 or (254) 840-3920
Fax: (254) 486-2198 Crawford

Miscellany

The population of Crawford was:
1890 - 400
1910 - 600
1932 - 491
1942 - 471
1955 - 425
1960 - 480
1988 - 667
1990 - 631
2000 - 705
2002 - 751

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