Crews was also known as Swamp City, probably because of its location near the swamps of the Sabine River in Gregg County. It was named for Dr. C. C. Crews, a dentist in Longview and the donor of the land on which the Crews Baptist Church was built. The town was founded by 1931, when its population was reported as 300; its population had decreased to fifty by 1966. Oil provided the main industry and occupation of the inhabitants. The community was no longer shown on the 1984 county highway map.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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