Introduction to Crockett, Texas

Crockett, Texas, in Houston county, is 70 miles NE of Bryan, Texas (center to center) and 107 miles N of Houston, Texas.

Crockett History

Crockett was named for Davy Crockett, who had camped in the area during his journey to the Alamo. It is believed that a family from Tennessee donated land for the town, and they named it after Davy Crockett who was known to them previously. Crockett was incorporated in 1837, and a post office was established in 1838. A stage service connected Crockett to Nacogdoches. During the Civil War, the Confederate conscripts were trained in a center in the city. The county's timber resources were exploited by the city once the railroad passed through in 1872.

Crockett and Nearby Attractions

  • Grapeland Drive-Thru Safari
  • Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area
  • Museum of East Texas Culture
  • Monroe-Crook House
  • Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Houston County Lake

Things To Do In Crockett

There are several options for outdoor recreation at Crockett. Big Slough Wilderness Area is largely made up of white oak, willow, chestnut oak, sweetgum, and red oak trees. Hiking and camping activities are available here. The Grapeland Drive-Thru Safari is an exotic wildlife park situated near Crockett. Davy Crockett Memorial Park is home to the Veteran's Memorial Wall, and it also has walking trails, basketball courts, and a swimming pool. Live music may be enjoyed at Crossroads Band at Wild Bill's Sports Bar. Trips may be planned to Howard House Museum and Museum of East Texas Culture as well.

Crockett Transportation

Flights are available from Easterwood Field Airport.

Crockett Higher Education

Angelina College, Jacksonville College, and Lon Morris College are colleges closest to the city.


Total Population 6,616
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 19.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,266
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 37.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $16,745
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,679
Median Earnings With High School Degree $14,091


Median Family Income $28,827
% Above Poverty Level 60.9%
% Below Poverty Level 39.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 41.8%
Median Gross Rent $625
Median House Value $82,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 10.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crockett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 70 miles NE of Bryan, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles N of Houston, Texas
County Houston
Standard Zip Codes 75835
Phone Area Codes 936
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.318
Longitude -95.456

Crockett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 55 to 82 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Crockett, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Austonio (75835)

Belott (75835)

Cut (75835)

Hopewell (75835)

Mapleton (75835)

Porter Springs (75835)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elkhart 1,386 $42,188
Grapeland 1,784 $40,577

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crockett Public Libraries

Jh Wootters Crockett Public Library
Crockett, Texas
(936) 544-3089
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Crockett Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1100 LOOP 304 EAST
(936) 546-3862
Emergency Service: Yes

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