|Elevation||472 ft (144 m)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1378180|
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; 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.
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.