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Crawford in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Burning of Crawford

Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail

 
 
Burning of Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
1. Burning of Crawford Marker
Inscription.  
Burning of Crawford
»»««
One-half mile northeast,
June 11, 1782, the Indians
burned Colonel William Crawford
at the stake, in revenge for
massacre of the Christian
Moravian Indians by William-
son's earlier expedition.

 
Erected 1930 by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. (Marker Number C52.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 55.181′ N, 83° 20.778′ W. Marker is in Crawford, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio Route 199 and County Route 29, on the left when traveling north on State Route 199. This historical marker is located in the rural and small community of Crawford, Ohio, in a small roadside park, off on the west side of state route 199, just before the intersection
Burning of Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
2. Burning of Crawford Marker
View of historical marker in foreground and Crawford Memorial, at Crawford Park in the background.
of County Road 29, as you are heading north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carey OH 43316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crawford Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Crawford (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tarhe (approx. 5.6 miles away); Battle Island (approx. 5.7 miles away); Sheriden Cave (approx. 6.7 miles away); Wyandot Mission Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 6.8 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawford.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is part of the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail series (type C) which was put in place in 1930 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ohio's Revolutionary War era Battle of Piqua, by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission.

In order to accomplish this, in 1929 the state of Ohio created the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, and then in 1930 this commission created 22 military trails, throughout western Ohio, between Cincinnati, Ohio on the state's southern border and Toledo, Ohio on the state's northern border. Each of these military trails represented the routes, or trails, used by military leaders during either the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars of 1790 to 1795, or the War of 1812. Each of these military routes connected various related historical sites, that were marked with Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission (type C) markers, along each of the military trails.

The routes of these military trails were in turn marked by type A and type B Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission markers that served as directional (type B) and distance (type A) markers.

Originally, back in 1930, there were erected 70 some of these Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission, type C, markers. To date, there are only 20 some of them that have been located and posted on the Historical Marker database. A number of them are presently missing, and presumed to be permanently lost.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Crawford. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. William Crawford (soldier). This web link was both published and made available by, "Absolute Astronomy.com," in it's quest to enable "exploring the universe of knowledge." (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. David Williamson. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Burning of Crawford Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 6, 2008
3. Burning of Crawford Memorial
View of the nearby memorial that marks the vicinity of where William Crawford was tortured and burned to death by the area Indians.
 

4. Gnadenhutten Massacre. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. Battle of the Sandusky. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail System. A description of the Revolutionary Memorial Trail System developed by the state of Ohio in 1929 - 1930. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

7. William Crawford. This is a link to information provided by the ExecutedToday.com website. (Submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

8. Cartographic Map of the (Western) Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail, 1930. This is a link to information provided by the Midpointe Library System. Middletown, Trenton, West Chester, Ohio. (Submitted on September 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Burning of Crawford image. Click for full size.
Public Domain
4. Burning of Crawford
A illustration of Colonel Crawford's torture and execution at the site of a Delaware Indian village along the banks of Tymochtee Creek.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the MidPointe Library System (www.MidPointeLibrary.org)
5. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map
A view of an original Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Trail Map, from 1930. For a better view double click on this picture.
Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types image. Click for full size.
Image provided by Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission publication, dated 1931., June 26, 2019
6. Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission Marker Types
View of the three types of markers used by the Ohio Revolutionary Memorial Commission. The marker on the left is a type A marker, the marker in the middle is a type C (just like our featured marker), and the marker on the right is a type B. For a better view double click on this picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,023 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on April 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6. submitted on June 28, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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