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Near Crawford in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Col. Crawford
In Memory of
 
Col. Crawford Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Col. Crawford Marker
 
Inscription.
In
Memory of
Col. Crawford
Who was
Burned by the Indians
In this Valley
June 11, 1782

 
Erected 1994 by Wyandot County Patriotic Citizens.
 
Location. 40° 55.404′ N, 83° 20.778′ W. Marker is near Crawford, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is on Township Highway 300 0.2 miles north of County Route 29, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the Ritchie Cemetery. To get there travel to the small rural town of Crawford, Ohio where the main community feature is the intersection of State Route 199 and County Road 29. Travel 0.9 miles east from State Route 199 on County Road 29 and then turn left on the entrance road to the Ritchie Cemetery, and travel north for 0.2 miles. 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. Burning of Crawford (approx. mile away); Crawford Memorial Park (approx. mile away); Colonel William Crawford / The 1782 Sandusky Campaign (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle Island (approx. 5.9 miles away); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 7 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 7 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission (approx. 7 miles away); Departure of the Wyandot Indians (approx. 7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crawford.
 
Col. Crawford Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Col. Crawford Marker
 

 
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 30, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Battle of the Sandusky. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 30, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 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 30, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. William Crawford. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on June 30, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. The original Crawford Memorial
In several of the links that I looked over in preparing to publish information on the Col. Crawford Memorial marker, the prevailing insight regarding the background on this marker was that it was erected in 1994 by the "Wyandot County Patriotic Citizens." There is no mention of the fact that this is a duplicate marker that was made to replace the original memorial marker when it became inaccessible to the public (I believe due to private development).

The duplicate Crawford Memorial marker was made to look exactly like the original one, but although it is located in the same vicinity as the original, it is still far enough away that the original cannot be seen, nor can the area of Crawford's execution be viewed (as it could from the site of the original memorial marker).

I know this to be true because some twenty years ago I visited the site of the original marker. I knew to look for it because in Henry Howe's book, "Historical Collections of Ohio" (copyrighted in 1888), in his county by county commentary, when discussing Wyandot County, he provides an illustration of the then existent Col. Crawford Memorial. He also goes on to make the statement that, "The Crawford monument stands on the bank of the Big Tymochtee, about 300 feet from the spot where he was burnt." This is not the case with today's duplicate memorial marker.
 
Col. Crawford Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
3. Col. Crawford Marker
View of the historical marker with the Ritchie Cemetery in the background.
 
    — Submitted June 30, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,038 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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