Introduction to Crowley, Texas
Crowley, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 10 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas. There are an estimated 7,467 people in the city.
In the late 1840s, pioneers began farming in the region around Deer Greek. When the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway laid tracks in the area, the families moved to a new spot closer to the tracks. This site was about a mile away from the original location. The community came to be known as "Crowley" in honor of S.H. Crowley, a railroad official. In 1882, a post office was established, and three years later, a train depot was built. The community was incorporated as a town on February 3, 1951. On September 3, 1972, it officially became a city.
Crowley and Nearby Attractions
- Log Cabin Village
- Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
- Dinosaur Valley State Park
- Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art
- Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Things To Do In Crowley
Log cabins furnished with artifacts dating back to the 19th century, are showcased in the Log Cabin Village. The burial place of Davy Crockett's second wife, Elizabeth Crockett, is a historic site near Crowley. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, which houses fossils and other exhibits on dinosaurs, also features historically significant memorabilia. Located on the Paluxy River, the Dinosaur Valley State Park has dinosaur tracks as well as camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, and horseback riding facilities. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed at the 528-acre Cleburne State Park.
Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Crowley Higher Education
Texas Christian University, Southwestern Adventist University, and University of Texas at Arlington are situated close to Crowley.