Crawfordsville in Washington County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
First Settler's Home in Washington County
Iowa 150 Celebrate Our State 1846 • 1996
Erected 1996 by Washington County Sesquicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 41° 12.846′ N, 91° 32.3′ W. Marker is in Crawfordsville, Iowa, in Washington County. Marker is on East Columbus Street just east of North Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawfordsville IA 52621, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beginning of National Republican Party (here, next to this marker); The Old Military Road (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line).
Regarding First Settler's Home in Washington County. The marker inscription is "country's first settler's home." Presumably it should be "county's first
Also see . . . Crawfordsville. The town of Crawfordsville has the distinction of being the oldest town in Washington County, the first settler, Adam Ritchey coming to the township in 1836 from Warren County, Illinois. In 1835, Mr. Ritchie and a neighbor crossed the Mississippi in search of a new home. After putting in about thirty acres of corn and building a cabin one fourth mile south of the present Moorhead house, he returned to Illinois and about Oct 1, 1836 brought his family to their new home. (Submitted on November 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.