Col. William Crawford

Col. William Crawford (HME3U)

Location: Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 Wyandot County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 49.629', W 83° 16.47'

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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.

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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.
HM NumberHME3U
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Placed ByThe Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 308204 N 4522058
Decimal Degrees40.82715000, -83.27450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.629', W 83° 16.47'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 37.74" N, 83° 16' 28.20" W
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Area Code(s)419, 740, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 Lincoln Highway, Upper Sandusky OH 43351, US
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