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Connellsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Col. William Crawford

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
1. Col. William Crawford Marker
Inscription.  Hero of Indian wars, made his home about a half mile from Connellsville after 1766, and was Washington's land agent. During the Revolution, he led a campaign against Ohio Indians; he was captured and killed near Upper Sandusky in 1782.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
 
Location. 40° 1.146′ N, 79° 35.965′ W. Marker is in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Boulevard (U.S. 119) and North 7th Street, on the right when traveling south on Memorial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Connellsville PA 15425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Wells (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Colonel William Crawford (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Braddock's Twelfth Camp
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By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
2. Col. William Crawford Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Connellsville Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Connellsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Connellsville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chestnut Ridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War II Connellsville Canteen (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Connellsville.
 
Also see . . .  William Crawford at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Col. William Crawford image. Click for full size.
By Robert O. Chadeayne, 1777
3. Col. William Crawford
Portrait of Colonel William Crawford (1732 - 1782), who was an American soldier, and fought Indians in the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,411 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 18, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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