George Washington and Col. Crawford's friendship began while Washington was acting surveyor for Lord Fairfax in the Shenandoah Valley in 1749, and continued until Col. Crawford's death.
Col. Crawford's record is as follows: three years service under Washington during the French and Indian War, and three years during the Revolutionary War. He was with Washington's army when it crossed the Delaware. At Valley Forge on Christmas Day. He participated in the victory at Trenton the next day and at Princeton the 3rd of January 1777. On May 18th, 1782, Crawford started on his campaign against Sandusky but met his defeat at Battle Island, June 5th, 1782, the last Revolutionary conflict with the Indians in the state of Ohio. Colonel Crawford was captured, brought back to Upper Sandusky, thence three miles north west to Crawford Township on the Tymochtee Creek, tortured and burned at stake June 11th, 1782.
This marker has been erected by the OhioDaughters of the American Revolutionto Commemorate theBi-Centennial Celebrationof the Birth of George WashingtonFeb. 22, 1732
Washington was a close friend ofCol. William Crawfordwho headed thecampaign against Sandusky
This site marksthe approach and retreatof Col. Crawfordin the Sandusky Expedition.