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Cross Plains, Texas is a small town in Texas.


This small town, 44 miles SE of Abilene, was the home of Robert E. Howard, best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian.

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By car[edit]

From Abilene, take TX-36 southeast 44 miles to Cross Plains. From Fort Worth, take I-20 west 107 miles to exit 330 at Cisco. Take TX-206 21 miles south to Cross Plains.

Get around[edit]


There is a small Howard Museum.


An annual "Barbarian Days" celebration [1] takes place in January.






Go next[edit]

Routes through Cross Plains
Abilene ← Jct N US 283.svg S  N Texas 36.svg S  → Jct N US 183.svg STemple
Jct US 67.svgColeman  S Texas 206.svg N  CiscoEnds at US 183.svgTexas 6.svg

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