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

Col. William Crawford

 
 
Col. William Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Col. William Crawford Marker
View of the front side of this historical marker as seen from up close.
Inscription. [Front Side]
George Washington and Col. Crawford's friendship began while Washington was acting surveyor for Lord Fairfax in the Shenandoah Valley in 1749, and continued until Col. Crawford's death.

Col. Crawford's record is as follows: three years service under Washington during the French and Indian War, and three years during the Revolutionary War. He was with Washington's army when it crossed the Delaware. At Valley Forge on Christmas Day. He participated in the victory at Trenton the next day and at Princeton the 3rd of January 1777. On May 18th, 1782, Crawford started on his campaign against Sandusky but met his defeat at Battle Island, June 5th, 1782, the last Revolutionary conflict with the Indians in the state of Ohio. Colonel Crawford was captured, brought back to Upper Sandusky, thence three miles north west to Crawford Township on the Tymochtee Creek, tortured and burned at stake June 11th, 1782.

[Reverse Side]
This marker has been erected by the Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution to Commemorate the Bi-Centennial Celebration of the Birth of George Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Washington was a close friend of Col. William Crawford who headed the campaign against Sandusky

This site marks the approach and retreat of Col. Crawford in
Col. William Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Col. William Crawford Marker
View of the reverse side of this historical marker as seen from up close.
the Sandusky Expedition.
 
Erected by The Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 49.629′ N, 83° 16.47′ W. Marker is in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is on East Wyandot Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wyandot Indian Council House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Ferree - Overland Inn - Indian Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Fort Ferree (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Departure of the Wyandot Indians (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
 
More about this marker. To view this historical marker travel east, from the center of downtown Upper Sandusky, on East Wyandot Avenue. Travel east towards the Sandusky River. As you approach the river crossing
Col. William Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
3. Col. William Crawford Marker
View of the front side of this historical marker as seen from a short distance away.
you will note that there is a park facility on your right (you should encounter this park, just prior to crossing the river). Turn into the park (City Park), and after a short distance turn right again on one of the park's roads and you encounter this particulr historical landmark
 
Also see . . .
1. William Crawford. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 5, 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 July 5, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. William Crawford. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on July 5, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Battle of the Sandusky. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 5, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNative AmericansNotable EventsWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Col. William Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
4. Col. William Crawford Marker
View of the reverse side of this historical marker as seen from a short distance away.
 
 
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