Constructed in 1889, Crawfis College, Putnam County, a two-story twelve room brick building with auditorium, science laboratory, grade and recitation rooms constructed for $11,000 and two frame dormitories at $2,087, provided for :common branches", high school and business training. Courses included German, mathematics, science, elocution, penmanship, shorthand, typing, telegraphy, violin, and piano.
Superintendents; L.L. Harmon, Job Hill, L.S. Lafferty, B.J. Beach, W.S. Wallen, John Hathorn, George R. Miller, F.P. Cummins, Dale Richard, Lyle Burkholder, C.L. Bard. Building Committee; A.C.Hall, N. Conine, B.O. Robinson Architect: E. Zoll
In 1831, John's brother, Otho Crawfis, was the first white settler in Blanchard Township, Putnam County. They were sons of Nicholas and Mary (McElroy) Crawfis.
Erected by Putnam County Historical Society.
Location. 41° 1.331′ N, 83° 57.461′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ohio, in Putnam County. Marker is on Ohio Route 224 near County Route 5. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa OH 45875, United States of America.
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More about this marker. This marker was missing for awhile somewhere after approximately 2010. It has been re-installed, further off the road on a sturdy wood fence, instead of the original pole next to the road on Rd 5. This marker has the look of a 1950's era marker, but some markers from the 30's look similar.
Also see . . . Crawfis and the Crawfis-Emery Cemetery, Fairfield County, Ohio. (Submitted on March 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 138 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.