Near Gilboa in Putnam County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
1889 - 1940
John Crawfis, Fairfield County native and son of Otho Crawfis, first white settler in 1831 in Blanchard Township, Putnam County, bequeathed two grants of $25,000 and five acres for schools in Fairfield and Putnam counties.
Crawfis College, Putnam County, a brick two-story. twelve-room building with auditorium, science laboratory, grade and recitation rooms, constructed for $11,000, and two dormitories at $2,087, provided for "common branches, high school, teacher and business training.
Courses included commercial, elocution, German, mathematics, penmanship, shorthand, telegraphy, typing, violin, language. piano, science.
Superintendents: I. L. Harmon, Job Hill, L. S. Lafferty, B. J. Beach, W. S. Wallen, J.W. Wallen, John Hathorn, George R. Miller, L. P. Cummins, Dale Rickard, Lyal Burkholder, C. L. Bard.
Building Committee: A. C. Hall, N. Conine, B. O. Robinson. BR Architect: E. Zoll. Contractor: A. Faeth.
Putnam County Historical Society honors John and wife Sarah (Moorhead) Crawfis for their contribution to education (providing this educational advantage).
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 41° 1.413′ N, 83° 57.457′ W. Marker is near Gilboa, Ohio, in Putnam County. Marker is on County Road 5, 0.1 miles north of East Main Street (U.S. 224), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10950 Rd 5, Ottawa OH 45875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Crawfis College (here, next to this marker); CVE Anchor (approx. 1.9 miles away); Blanchard Township Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Blanchard Township Revolutionary War & War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Blanchard Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Captain Sheldon O. Hall (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bridenbaugh District #3 School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Frances Rappaport Horwich (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilboa.
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