>>>———>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.).
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 299714 N 3751471|
|Decimal Degrees||33.88460000, -83.16570000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 53.076', W 83° 9.942'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 53' 4.56" N, 83° 9' 56.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3505 W H Crawford Rd, Crawford GA 30630, US|
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