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Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John T. Crawford's Legacy

 
 
John T. Crawford's Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 21, 2020
1. John T. Crawford's Legacy Marker
Inscription.  John T. Crawford (1813-1880), was a white Union soldier. In gratitude for the kindnesses he received from African-Americans during the Civil War, Crawford willed his 18 1/2-acre farm to be used as a "home, for aged, indigent worthy colored men, preference to be given to those who have suffered the miseries of American Slavery." The Crawford Old Men's Home opened in 1888 and operated until 1964 under the trusteeship of prominent African-Americans such as lawyer William Parham, newspaper editor Wendell Dabney, and Ambassador Jesse D. Locker. It merged with the Progressive Benefit Society's Home for Colored Women to become the Lincoln Crawford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Pleasant Hill Academy, College Hill Library, and Crawford Commons are all on the site of the Crawford farm.
 
Erected 2013 by College Hill Historical Society Wesley Services: Lincoln Crawford Home Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number OHS 80-31.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducationWar, US Civil.
 
Location.
John T. Crawford's Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 21, 2020
2. John T. Crawford's Legacy Marker
full view of marker
39° 12.19′ N, 84° 32.528′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bend Road and Lantana Avenue, on the right when traveling west on North Bend Road. Located at the northeast corner of the College Hill Branch Library parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati OH 45224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Colleges and Academies of College Hill (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mt. Airy Forest (approx. 2.1 miles away); Manning Ferguson Force Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Ludlow's Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); Inventor Obed Hussey Tests His Reaper, 1835 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jediah Hill Covered Bridge (approx. 3.4 miles away); Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair (approx. 3˝ miles away); Birthplace of "Wyoming" (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
 
John T. Crawford's Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 21, 2020
3. John T. Crawford's Legacy Marker
marker as seen from a distance
John T. Crawford's Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 21, 2020
4. John T. Crawford's Legacy Marker
marker, with library in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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