Crane County, Texas
Created 1886 and Organized 1927

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Crane County was formed in 1887 from land previously assigned to Tom Green County the same year. Scant rainfall discouraged settling the county. The first, and only, city of Crane County, Crane, was established in 1908. The discovery of oil in 1926 led to the county being organized the following year, and led to Crane's development as an oil boomtown.
Crane County was attached to Ector County for administrative purposes until 1927.

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My name is Laura Gregory Roberts, and I am the Volunteer County Coordinator for Crane County. I'm very glad you stopped by and hope that you find this website useful for your genealogical research.
I am not able to help with specific research questions, but should you have any questions or comments regarding the Crane County Genealogy Project, please e-mail me.
Please note I do not live in Crane County.

This site is partnered with The TXGenWeb Project and The USGenWeb Project. The records and files on these pages are FREE for your personal use. We welcome donations of Photographs, Historical Articles, Family Biographies, School Class Pictures, Bible Records, Old Letters and Obituaries for Crane County.

Laura Gregory Roberts
County Coordinator

Shirley Cullum
TXGenWeb State Coordinator


Crane County Links

(1895 map, Crane County Govt. Site, Maximilian's Gold, Historical Sites Atlas, Microfilm Records, Landmarks of Crane County, Texas Maps)

Crane County Local Resources

(Crane Independent School District, Crane News, Fire Dept., Florists, Funeral Home, Crane County, District and County Clerk, Library, Chamber of Commerce and Museum, Best Budget Inn)

                                      Crane County Records Online

  Crane County Marriage Book#1
Crane County Probate Minutes

  Crane County Officials
Crane ISD Superintendents

  Sunset Cemetery Index
Crane County Memorial Cemetery
Index 1927-2008, Photos

  1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Crane County
Federal Censuses
1960 Crane City Directory

  Poll Tax Lists for
1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Postmaster & Post Offices
of Crane County 1908-1930

  Crane County Honor Roll
World War II
Crane County, Texas
Record of Registered Physicians

  Crane County School
Census Roll 1932-33 & 1934-35
Warranty Deeds for Stilwell,
Crane County, Tx 1910-1920

Crane County Government


Crane County Obits


Landmarks of Crane County



"I Remember"

by Don Chaney from The Crane News

Crane County Historical Commission

Crane County Photos (36)

Photos of Private Grave Sites in Crane County

Historical Crane County

(Castle Gap, Crane County, Homer Henderson, Horsehead Crossing, Juan Cordona Salt Lake, Links to Odessa American, E. N. Beane's Crane County History)


TXGenWeb Project Archives for Crane County

USGenWeb Archive Files

TXGenWeb Counties A - Z

TXGenWeb Project Clickable Links to County Maps

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Crockett County Ector County Pecos County Upton County Ward County

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Page Modified: 01 January 2019

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