Crisp, Texas

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Crisp, Texas
Ghost Town
Crisp, TX is located in Texas
Crisp, TX
Crisp, TX
Location within Texas
Coordinates: 32°23′53″N 96°34′52″W / 32.39806°N 96.58111°W / 32.39806; -96.58111Coordinates: 32°23′53″N 96°34′52″W / 32.39806°N 96.58111°W / 32.39806; -96.58111
Country United States
State Texas
County Ellis
Settled 1892
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
FIPS code 48139
GNIS feature ID 1378180

Crisp is a ghost town located in Ellis County in North Texas, United States. It was the birthplace of country music star Ernest Tubb.[1] It is located 21 miles east of Waxahachie, Texas.

It was named for a Speaker of the House of the U.S. House of Representatives, Charles F. Crisp. Crisp started to utilize the name when the post office opened in 1892;[2] inhabitants had started living there a few years prior to that. The town reached its peak in population in the 1920s. It stayed that way until the 1960s, and then, the population plummeted to just under 100. The post office was discontinued in 1954.[2][3]

Crisp's identity remains in the form of brick. The word is engraved in the product of a nearby brickyard and like the nearby towns of Ferris and Palmer, it shows up once in a while, typically in sidewalks of brick collectors.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Crisp - Texas Ghost Town
  2. ^ a b Schmidt, Walter G. (1993) An Encyclopaedia of Texas Post Offices, p. 75, Chicago, Illinois: The Collectors' Club of Chicago.
  3. ^ Minor, David. "Crisp, Tx". TSHA Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Crisp Texas