Crews, at the junction of State Highway 153 and Ranch Road 382 in northeastern Runnels County, was named for C. R. Crews, a Ballinger businessman. A school opened there in 1888, and in 1892 J. D. Wise and a Mr. Broughton established a post office and store in Crews, with Wise as postmaster. In 1922 the community's post office closed. Crews had one business and 150 residents in 1940. Its school closed in the 1940s, and the local Baptist church disbanded in 1968. In 1970 the Methodist church was all that remained of Crews. By the early 2000s, though a Texas Almanac survey recorded a population estimate of thirty, area residents reported that the townsite was virtually abandoned.
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