Seat of Crockett County, vast ranching and oil area of 3,000 square
miles; city is state's largest unincorporated town and only town
in entire county. One of nation's top areas in wool production;
more than two million pounds marketed annually. In Edwards Plateau
region, hunters find white-tailed deer, javelina and upland game
CROCKETT COUNTY MEMORIAL FAIR PARK
CROCKETT COUNTY MUSEUM
DAVY CROCKETT MONUMENT
FORT LANCASTER STATE HISTORIC SITE
SCENIC DRIVE-LANCASTER HILL
- CROCKETT COUNTY MEMORIAL FAIR PARK-Present
location of Emerald House, oldest dwelling in county. Moved from
town of Emerald when Ozona became county seat in 1891. Park offers
playgrounds, picnic facilities. East edge of city off U.S. 290.
- CROCKETT COUNTY MUSEUM-Frontier
antiques, Indian relics, artifacts from Fort Lancaster, ranch
implements and household items of the Western frontier. Open Mon.-Fri.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. 404 11th St. (U.S. 290)
- DAVY CROCKETT MONUMENT-Statue
in city park on town square honors legendary frontiersman and
hero of the Alamo, for whom county was named.
- FORT LANCASTER STATE HISTORIC SITE-Established
1855 by 1st U.S. Infantry; large rectangle around parade ground
was site of 25 buildings that housed two companies. Troopers on
mules protected wagon trains on San Antonio-El Paso "lower
road." Abandoned 1861. Modern visitor and interpretive center
open Wed.-Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. West 33 mi. on U.S. 290.
- SCENIC DRIVE-LANCASTER HILL, west
on U.S. 290, overlooks Pecos River valley. A highway rest area
provides an excellent spot for picnic lunch with panoramic view.
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