The city of Crawford is located in central Texas, west of Waco and just south of Dallas, in McLennan County. Crawford also neighbors Gatesville and Woodway. Families searching for homes for rent will find many places to visit in Crawford, such as Crawford Coffee Station, Stars Over Texas and the Red Bull Gift & Gallery, while the North Lone Star Parkway helps facilitate commuting and traveling in Crawford.
Interesting Facts About Crawford
Nelson Crawford may have been the city's namesake, as he worked on a river crossing during the area's early history.
Railroads helped foster industry in Crawford. This occurred in the late 1800s, and the city witnessed the rise of a corn mill, a cotton gin and a steam flour mill.
The late 1800s also saw a few newspapers come out, though the organs were short-lived. Among these newspapers were the Advance, the Democrat, the Yeoman and the Banner. Later newspapers included the Crawford Sun, which later became part of the McGregor Mirror.
Crawford was incorporated in 1897.
The city is the hometown of former president George W. Bush, which is perhaps the most famous detail about the city.
The city's chamber of commerce website has a comprehensive list of the members of the chamber. Other helpful pages on the site include a list of retail stores, churches, restaurants, lodgings and services. The site also provides a calendar, contact information and a summary of Crawford's history. Maps are also available for new renters.