William Harris Crawford

William Harris Crawford (HMH9M)

Location: Crawford, GA 30630 Oglethorpe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 53.076', W 83° 9.942'

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William Harris Crawford, teacher, lawyer, duelist & statesman, was born in Va. Feb. 24, 1772, son of a poor farmer. Moving to Ga., at 14 he studied, taught & was admitted to the bar in 1799. He killed P.L. Van Alen, was severely wounded by Gov. Clark in duels. Elected legislator in 1803, U.S. Senator in 1807 he was the youngest Pres. pro-tem of the Senate 1812-13. He was made Minister to France, 1813, U.S. Sec. of War 1815, & U.S. Sec. of Treas. 1816-25. Democratic nominee for Pres. 1824, he lost to John Q. Adams after a paralytic stroke. He was later elected Circuit Judge and died in Elberton Sept. 15, 1834. Arrow points toward his homesite and grave (150 yds.).
HM NumberHMH9M
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number109-1
Year Placed1954
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 299714 N 3751471
Decimal Degrees33.88460000, -83.16570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 53.076', W 83° 9.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 53' 4.56" N, 83° 9' 56.52" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 W H Crawford Rd, Crawford GA 30630, US
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