CRISP, TEXAS. Crisp is on Farm Road 660 ten miles east of Waxahachie in east central Ellis County. It was named for Charles F. Crisp, a speaker of the United States House of Representatives. The community was settled in the late 1880s or early 1890s, and a post office opened there in 1892. Crisp's population was not reported as more than 100 until the mid-1920s, when it was estimated at 120; it was reported at that level through the mid-1960s. In the late 1960s, however, the number of residents began to decline, and had fallen to ninety by 1968. Crisp's population was still reported as ninety in 1990.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.David Minor, "CRISP, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hncak), accessed February 12, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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