The town, known as the “Biggest Little Town in the World” because it’s the only city in Crockett County, formed in 1891. Yet Ozona’s history goes back thousands of years, when Native Americans called these lands home. In the mid-18th century, a route from San Antonio to California passed through the area, and a U.S. Army encampment (Fort Lancaster), was established to protect travelers and settlers. You can get a close look at this history by visiting the Crockett County Museum and the Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, two of the top attractions in and near Ozona.
Crockett County was named after Davy Crockett, a famous frontiersman and hero of the Texas Revolution who died at the Battle of the Alamo. The American icon, and subject of various outlandish legends, is remembered by a granite statue in the middle of Ozona’s historic town square. Another statue, called “The Tie That Binds,” memorializes the town’s earliest settlers. Yet what looms largest over the town square is the Crockett County Courthouse, a picturesque limestone-walled structure built in 1902 that is a fine example of Second Empire architecture. While you’re in the square, stop by the various local clothing shops and buy yourself a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
Visit Ozona and you’ll enjoy breathtaking Hill Country scenery, spectacular adventures, and all the charm of a town that prides itself on its independence.
Plan your next trip here by checking out Ozona’s trip itinerary, which has more information about driving and motorcycling routes, historical sites, and travel suggestions.
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