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County
Harris
Region
Gulf Coast
Population
2010 Census - 2,299
2000 Census - 1,714
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Towns
Crosby, Texas
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Crosby Texas History:
In 1923, Humphrey Jackson, one of Stephen F. Austin’s original Old Three Hundred colonists, built a cabin on the San Jacinto River 0.5 miles from current day Crosby. In1824, Austin’s land agent, the Baron de Bastrop, gave him title to a league of land located in present day Harris County. A small encampment named developed near the cabin. In 1824, 1825 and 1827, Jackson served as the Spanish municipal magistrate of Austin’s Spanish San Jacinto District. The Sabine and Galveston Bay Railroad and Lumber Company established a line in the area in 1861. The site became a shipping and retail center for the areas lumber and agricultural industries. Charlie Karcher established a general store in 1865. The Crosby post office was established in 1877. By1884, Crosby had a school, a church, a general store and 50 residents. Local legend states that by 1898 the community had been nicknamed Lick Skillet. In 1976, Crosby had fifty businesses and 2,500 residents. A second settlement developed nearby after the Civil War. After the emancipation of Texas slaves in 1865, former slave Harrison Barrett spent several years finding his two brothers and two sisters; he found all but one sister. In 1889, he purchased land and established the site of Barrett Station, located south of current day U.S. 90. The settlement had homes, farms, businesses, a school and a church and cemetery. Barrett’s original home was twice rebuilt by descendants, and still stands. Barrett’s Station is listed in the Texas Family Heritage as a Texas Century Farm. Crosby is located west of U.S. 90 (Crosby Freeway, at the intersection of FM 2100 (Crosby Huffman Road and Crosby Dayton Road, 24.7 miles northeast of Houston, 6 miles northeast of Sheldon, 57 miles southeast of Conroe, 18 southeast of Humble, 18 miles southeast of Kingwood, 20 miles southwest of Liberty, 14 miles northwest of Mont Belvieu, 16 miles northwest of Baytown, and 22.4 north of La Porte, Texas. 
 
Historic Humphrey Jackson, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“(November 24, 1784 - January 18, 1833) Educated in law, Humphrey Jackson left his native Ireland in 1808, during a period of political conflict. He migrated to the United States and settled on a sugar plantation in Louisiana. While there he served in the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. Unable to manage his plantation without the use of slavery, which he opposed, Jackson sold his land and came to Texas in 1823 to join Stephen F. Austin's colony. Not realizing he was locating outside the colony's boundaries, he settled on land at this site. When the error was discovered, he joined other area settlers in successfully petitioning the Mexican government to form the San Jacinto District under control of the Austin colony. Jackson was elected to serve as Alcalde of the new district. One of the pioneer settlers in present Harris County, Jackson was active in the early local government. His efforts on behalf of the surrounding settlement and his ability to mediate disputes impartially led to further development of the area. In 1833 Jackson was killed by a falling tree while clearing his land. Twice married, he was the father of four children. His descendants include prominent business, professional and political leaders.” The marker is located on Old US 90 Business approximately 0.5 miles west of the Crosby-Lynchburg Road (FM 2100) (about 1 mile southwest of Crosby).
 
Historic Humphrey and Sarah Merriman Jackson, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“Humphrey (1784-1833), Sarah Merriman Jackson (1796-1823), and their family came to Texas as members of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colony in 1823 and settled east of the San Jacinto River. Jackson's land grant opened up the San Jacinto District and expanded the perimeter of Austin's grant, providing an additional area for Anglo settlement. Sarah was mother to four children and died one year after settling in Texas. Humphrey and Sarah Jackson are buried nearby. The zinc marker at their grave site was built by the Monumental Bronze Works of Bridgeport, Connecticut.” The marker is located on the south side of 4th Street between Avenue C and FM 2100 in Jackson Memorial Park.
 
Crosby (Harris County) Branch Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. It also offers free Hoopla Digital, a Netflix type service permitting members to download movies, e-books, music and other entertainment to their personal devices. Up to five may be downloaded each month either in the library or online. Open Mon, Noon-8pm; Tue & Thu, 10am-6pm; Fri, 1pm-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; closed Sunday and Wednesday. (281) 328-3535/ 135 Hare Road, Crosby, Texas 77532.
 
Barrett Station- Riley Chambers Community Center:
Amenities at this reservable facility include a 120 person capacity event room, a kitchen, a computer, lab, and several special activity rooms. The center offers daily activities, many classes, informative meetings, day trips, trips to sporting events, and Wii sports games and other physical activities. A Head Start Program is located adjacent to the Center.  (281) 328-4713. The buildings are located in Riley Chambers Park is southwest Barrett Station at 808 ½ Magnolia, Crosby, 77532. Email  Facebook
 
Event Venue - Crosby Fair grounds & Rodeo - Rock'n C Arena:
(281) 328-2133. The fairgrounds and arena are located at 14920 FM 2100, Crosby, TX 77532. From Houston take SH 59 north to Beltway 8. Drive approximately 20 miles to U.S. 90 East. Drive approximately 7 miles on U.S. 90 East to FM 2100. Go left on FM 2100 and drive 1.7 miles to the fairgrounds on the right. Email 

Annual Houston Rodeo Northeastern Trail Ride Cheeks, TX to Houston, Feb:  
This 108 mile ride was established in 1982. The 2015 ride was assembled on Saturday, February 23 at the LeDays Arena (7400 Boyd) in the unincorporated community of Cheeks, Texas, southwest of Beaumont. The ride included 300 riders and 14 wagons. On the first day of the ride (Sunday) traveled on South China Road to Blair Road, to PR 1009, to 3643 FM 109 in Devers, Texas where they spent the night. On Monday Lunch was at Devers Elementary School. At 2pm rest stop was held at mile marker 866 on U.S. 90. The night was spent in Rivon Rodeo Arena on FM 160 in Raywood, Texas. On Tuesday, lunch was held at Ames, Texas, the 2pm rest stop was in Dayton, and the night was spent in Bar-N-Bar Rodeo Arena on FM 1409 in Dayton, Texas. On Wednesday, the morning rest stop was on CR 610, lunch was at Ramsey Road, an afternoon break was held at Ramsey Road and Crosby Dayton Road, and the night was spent at the Crosby County Fairgrounds in Crosby, Texas. The Thursday break was held on the U.S. 90 frontage road, lunch was at the Sheldon Elementary School, the afternoon break at Hilliard Elementary, and the night was spent in Triangle 7 Arena (8001 Parker) in Houston, Texas. The next day they rode to Memorial Park (6501 Memorial Drive, 77007). (713) 530-7986. (832) 798-8347. (713) 419-4291.
 
Annual Crosby Fair & Rodeo, August:
This PRCA sanctioned event features top Nashville entertainers. (281) 328-2113. The event is held at the Crosby Fairgrounds and arena at 14920 FM 2100, Crosby, TX 77532. From Houston take SH 59 north to Beltway 8. Drive approximately 20 miles to U.S. 90 East. Drive approximately 7 miles on U.S. 90 East to FM 2100. Go left on FM 2100 and drive 1.7 miles to the fairgrounds on the right. Email 
 
Crawfish Shack:
They serve wonderful crawfish and other menu items. Come early as the lines get long. (281) 462-2121. 5822 FM 2100, 77532. Reviews  
 
Hector's Mexican Restaurant:
(281) 328-7780. 105 Kennings Road, 77532. Reviews