Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Col. William Crawford
George Washington and Col. Crawford's friendship began while Washington was acting surveyor for Lord Fairfax in the Shenandoah Valley in 1749, and continued until Col. Crawford's death.
Col. Crawford's record is as follows: three years service under Washington during the French and Indian War, and three years during the Revolutionary War. He was with Washington's army when it crossed the Delaware. At Valley Forge on Christmas Day. He participated in the victory at Trenton the next day and at Princeton the 3rd of January 1777. On May 18th, 1782, Crawford started on his campaign against Sandusky but met his defeat at Battle Island, June 5th, 1782, the last Revolutionary conflict with the Indians in the state of Ohio. Colonel Crawford was captured, brought back to Upper Sandusky, thence three miles north west to Crawford Township on the Tymochtee Creek, tortured and burned at stake June 11th, 1782.
This marker has been erected by the Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution to Commemorate the Bi-Centennial Celebration of the Birth of George Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Washington was a close friend of Col. William Crawford who headed the campaign against Sandusky
This site marks the approach and retreat of Col. Crawford in
Erected by The Ohio Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 49.629′ N, 83° 16.47′ W. Marker is in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in Wyandot County. Marker is on East Wyandot Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Upper Sandusky OH 43351, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wyandot Indian Council House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Ferree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wyandot County Courthouse & The Shawshank Redemption (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephan Lumber Company / “The Shawshank Redemption” Woodshop (approx. half a mile away); Departure of the Wyandot Indians (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wyandott Indian Mission (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Stewart (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Sandusky.
More about this marker. To view this historical marker travel east, from the center of downtown Upper Sandusky, on East Wyandot Avenue. Travel east towards the Sandusky River.
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 July 5, 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 July 5, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. William Crawford. This web link was both published and made available by, "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on July 5, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
4. Battle of the Sandusky. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on July 5, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,702 times since then and 100 times this year. Last updated on August 4, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 4. submitted on July 5, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.