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Crawford in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Burning of Crawford

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Burning of Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Burning of Crawford Marker
Inscription.
Burning of Crawford

One-half mile northeast,
June 11, 1782, the Indians
burned Colonel William Crawford
at the stake, in revenge for
massacre of the Christian
Moravian Indians by William-
son's earlier expedition.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C52.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 55.181′ N, 83° 20.778′ W. Marker is in Crawford, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 199 and County Route 29, on the left when traveling north on State Route 199. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the rural and small community of Crawford, Ohio, in a small roadside park, off on the west side of state route 199, just before the intersection of County Road 29, as you are heading north. Marker is in this post office area: Carey OH 43316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Colonel William Crawford / The 1782 Sandusky Campaign
Burning of Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Burning of Crawford Marker
View of historical marker in foreground and Crawford Memorial, at Crawford Park in the background.
(approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Colonel Crawford (approx. 0.9 miles away); to Crawford's Burning / to Battle Island (approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle Island (approx. 5.4 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Battle Island (approx. 5.7 miles away); Sheriden Cave (approx. 6.7 miles away); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crawford.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Crawford. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. William Crawford (soldier). This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. David Williamson. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Gnadenhutten Massacre
Burning of Crawford Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
3. Burning of Crawford Memorial
View of the nearby memorial that marks the vicinity that William Crawford was tortured and burned to death by the area Indians.
. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Battle of the Sandusky. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

7. William Crawford. This is a link to information provided by the ExecutedToday.com website. (Submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

8. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

9. 1931 'Biennium Report of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission'. This is a link to information provided by the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission's website, regarding the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission's military trails system and trail markers (Submitted on March 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Burning of Crawford image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. Burning of Crawford
A illustration of Colonel Crawford's torture and execution at the site of a Delaware Indian village along the banks of Tymochtee Creek.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
5. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
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