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Carroll in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Crawford House
 
Crawford House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Craft, July 5, 2011
1. Crawford House Marker
 
Inscription. Abel Crawford and son, Ethan Allen Crawford, built the first Crawford House in 1828. It was run by Ethan's brother, Thomas, until sold in 1852. Fires in 1854 and 1859 destroyed the original inn and a replacement. Col. Cyrus Eastman erected the third and present Crawford House. It opened July 1859 to continue a tradition of hospitality to White Mountain visitors. Among them have been Daniel Webster, Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Greenleaf Whittier and Presidents Pierce, Grant, Hayes, Garfield and Harding.
 
Erected by NH Division of Historical Resources and the NH Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 087.)
 
Location. 44° 13.083′ N, 71° 24.66′ W. Marker is in Carroll, New Hampshire, in Coos County. Marker is on U.S. 302 0.3 miles east of Mt Clinton Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located adjacent to Crawford Station, used for tourist train excursions by the Conway Scenic Railroad. The marker is across the road from Saco Lake, source of the Saco River. In winter, the marker is hidden by a 7-foot snowbank and the parking area next to Crawford Station is not plowed or accessible. Marker is in this post office area: Twin Mountain NH 03595, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
 
Crawford House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Craft, July 5, 2011
2. Crawford House Marker
AMC Highland Center in the background
 
within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Washington Hotel / Bretton Woods Monetary Conference (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Crawford Family (approx. 3.9 miles away); Mount Washington Cog Railway (approx. 4.5 miles away); Frankenstein Trestle (approx. 4.9 miles away); Zealand and James Everell Henry (approx. 5.5 miles away); Mount Washington Summit (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Ascent of Mount Washington (approx. 8.7 miles away); Cherry Mountain Slide (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carroll.
 
More about this marker. The Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Center is located near the marker and sits on the site of the old Crawford House.
 
Regarding Crawford House. The Crawford House was closed in 1975. The hotel's contents were auctioned off in 1976 and the building was completely destroyed by a fire (thought to be deliberately set) on November 20th, 1977.
 
Also see . . .  Crawford House - White Mountain History. (Submitted on July 17, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Crawford House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Craft, July 5, 2011
3. Crawford House Marker
Crawford Station in the background
 
 
Crawford House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Craft, July 5, 2011
4. Crawford House Marker
Saco lake, located across Route 302. Elephant Head can be seen in the extreme lower right of the photo.
 
 
Crawford House circa 1975 (before it burned) Photo, Click for full size
By Tonto7
5. Crawford House circa 1975 (before it burned)
 
 
Crawford House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Craft, circa February 1, 2011
6. Crawford House Marker
Marker is difficult to view in winter. Route 302 is on the other side of that snowbank.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 480 times since then. Last updated on July 10, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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