THE BIGGEST LITTLE MUSEUM IN TEXAS
Located in Ozona, the Crockett County Museum (known as “the biggest little museum in Texas”) offers three floors of local memorabilia and artifacts about the history of the surrounding county. Crockett County, established in 1875 and organized in 1891, was named for defender of the Alamo David Crockett, served cattle and sheep country throughout its history, providing a sizable collection of ranch-related objects and stories as fodder for the museum. Its pre-ranching days added to the mix as well, a frontier landscape populated with Native Americans, a military post, early settlers, and Spanish explorers.
The museum is housed in a three-story rock structure with its own share of history. Built in 1926 as the Methodist Church of Ozona, a fire gutted the building in 1942 leaving only the exterior rock walls. It was rebuilt and served as a hospital until 1956 when the county acquired it to function as a courthouse annex. Two years later the county agreed to share the building with the museum. In 1998, the Crockett County Museum took over the entire building.