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Knoxville in Crawford County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Crawford County

 
 
Crawford County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, June 27, 2007
1. Crawford County Marker
Inscription.  This County created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 9 & 23, 1822, is named for William H. Crawford, Georgia statesman who was Secretary of the Treasury at the time the County was established. At the County Site, Knoxville, lived Joanna E. Troutman (Mrs. Vinson) who is credited with designing the Lone Star Flag of the Republic of Texas. When a company of Macon Volunteers under Col. William A. Ward marched through on the way to Texas Miss Troutman presented them with a white silk flag bearing a single, large blue star, which she had designed and made.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 039-1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & CommerceWar, Texas IndependenceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 9, 1867.
 
Location. 32° 43.474′ N, 83° 59.878′ W. Marker is in Knoxville, Georgia, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Cruselle
Crawford County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, January 18, 2010
2. Crawford County Courthouse and Marker
This courthouse was built in 1832 at a cost of $1620. It replaced the first Crawford County Courthouse, which burned in 1830.
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Street (U.S. 80) and Fairplay Hill Road, on the right when traveling east on East Cruselle Street. The marker is located at the Crawford County Courthouse, built in 1832. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knoxville GA 31050, 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. Alexis de Tocqueville (here, next to this marker); Federal Wire Road (a few steps from this marker); Joanna Troutman (a few steps from this marker); William Bartram Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named William Bartram Trail (approx. ¾ mile away); Colonel Benjamin Hawkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clarence Moseley “Ribs” Peel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Creek Agency (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knoxville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,193 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 7, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on February 27, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 10, 2022