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

Colonel Crawford

In Memory of

 
 
Colonel Crawford Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Colonel 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° 55.402′ N, 83° 19.73′ 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. Colonel William Crawford / The 1782 Sandusky Campaign (approx. mile away but has been reported missing); Burning of Crawford (approx. 0.9 miles away); Crawford Memorial Park (approx. one mile away); to Crawford's Burning / to Battle Island
Colonel Crawford Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Colonel Crawford Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle Island (approx. 5 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Battle Island (approx. 5.3 miles away); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 6.6 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 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 is a link to information provided by the ExecutedToday.com website. (Submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Additional comments.
Colonel Crawford Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
3. Colonel Crawford Marker
View of the historical marker with the Ritchie Cemetery in the background.
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
Burning of Crawford Photo, 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.
duplicate memorial marker.
    — Submitted June 30, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
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