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

William Harris Crawford

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William Harris Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
1. William Harris Crawford Marker
Inscription.
William Harris Crawford, teacher, lawyer, duelist & statesman, was born in Va. Feb. 24, 1772, son of a poor farmer. Moving to Ga., at 14 he studied, taught & was admitted to the bar in 1799. He killed P.L. Van Alen, was severely wounded by Gov. Clark in duels. Elected legislator in 1803, U.S. Senator in 1807 he was the youngest Pres. pro-tem of the Senate 1812-13. He was made Minister to France, 1813, U.S. Sec. of War 1815, & U.S. Sec. of Treas. 1816-25. Democratic nominee for Pres. 1824, he lost to John Q. Adams after a paralytic stroke. He was later elected Circuit Judge and died in Elberton Sept. 15, 1834. Arrow points toward his homesite and grave (150 yds.).
 
Erected 1954. (Marker Number 109-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 53.076′ N, 83° 9.942′ W. Marker is in Crawford, Georgia, in Oglethorpe County. Marker is at the intersection of Athens Road (State Highway 10) and W.H. Crawford Road, on the right when traveling west on Athens Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawford GA 30630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Memorial to William Harris Crawford
William Harris Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2014
2. William Harris Crawford Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Veterans of Oglethorpe County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wm H Crawford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Governor Gilmer’s Home (approx. 3.3 miles away); Oglethorpe County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe (approx. 3.3 miles away); Oglethorpe County Veterans Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); James T. Rayle Post No. 123 Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Oglethorpe County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Beth-Salem Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawford.
 
Also see . . .
1. The New Georgia Encyclopedia biography of Crawford. Crawford was the first Georgian to run for president, and the only Georgian prior to Jimmy Carter. The marker is at the location of "Woodlawn," built in 1805, Crawford's home for most of the latter half of his life. The home burned to the ground in 1936, when the Crawford Memorial Association was planning to make it the center of a memorial park. Only the family burial ground remains. (Submitted on January 3, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
William Harris Crawford Marker, pointing toward the Crawford Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
3. William Harris Crawford Marker, pointing toward the Crawford Cemetery
The Athens Highway (US Highway 78) is to the left of the slight elevation on which the marker is located,
 

2. William H. Crawford. William Harris Crawford (February 24, 1772 – September 15, 1834) was an American politician and judge during the early 19th century. He served as United States Secretary of War from 1815 to 1816 and United States Secretary of the Treasury from 1816 to 1825, and was a candidate for President of the United States in 1824. (Submitted on October 23, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. William Harris Crawford (1772 - 1834). William Harris, a Senator from Georgia; born in Nelson County, Va., February 24, 1772; (Submitted on October 23, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USGovernmentNotable PersonsPolitics
 
William Harris Crawford image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
4. William Harris Crawford
The Crawford Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
5. The Crawford Family Cemetery
The cemetery is located approximately 150 yards north of the marker, accessible from W. H. Crawford Road.
William Harris Crawford Grave image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 15, 2009
6. William Harris Crawford Grave
The monument marks Crawford's grave in the family cemetery.
Sheldon Oliver/ Martha W. Oliver Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2014
7. Sheldon Oliver/ Martha W. Oliver Tombstone
William Crawford Dudley Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2014
8. William Crawford Dudley Tombstone
William Harris Crawford Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, October 4, 2014
9. William Harris Crawford Tombstone
Sacred
in the memory of
Wm. Harris Crawford
Born 24th February 1772 in Nelson Co. Virginia
Died 15th September 1834 in Oglethorpe Co. Georgia
In the Legislature of Georgia,
in the Senate of the United States,
as minister to the court of France,
in the cabinet and on the bench,
he was a like, independent
energetic, fearless and able.
He died as he had lived in the
service of his country and left behind
him the unimpeached fame of
an honest man.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 29, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on October 23, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 29, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4. submitted on July 7, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6. submitted on December 29, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   7, 8, 9. submitted on October 23, 2014, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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