Crawford in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
S. H. Baldwin laid out Crockettsville in 1840 complete with lots and streets. The city limits extended about one-half mile in every direction from the courthouse which stood facing east on the present site of Crawford United Methodist Church. The jail was across the street to the east. "Golgotha Hill," located one-half mile north of the city and east of the cemetery, was the site of executions by hanging. Crawford Masonic Lodge No. 863, F&AM (originally Tuckabatchee No. 96), across the road to the south, was built in 1848 and served intermittently for Lodge meetings, school classes and church services.
Erected 2005 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission / The
Location. 32° 27.408′ N, 85° 11.382′ W. Marker is in Crawford, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 80 and Bleeker Road (County Road 79), on the right when traveling west on U.S. 80. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4504 US Highway 80 West, Phenix City AL 36870, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tuckabatchee Masonic Lodge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Line 32° 28´ North Latitude (approx. 7.8 miles away); St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery (approx. 8½ miles away); Confederate Fort (approx. 9.4 miles away); Salem, Alabama (approx. 10.2 miles away); John Bacon McDonald (approx. 10½ miles away); Allen Temple A.M.E. Church / Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawford.
1. Ministers of Crawford UMC
The father of Historical Marker Database Correspondent Tim Carr, the late Rev. James Thomas Carr, was the minister of this church and the Seale United Methodist Church from 1955 to 1958.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Churches & Religion • Government • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,054 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on July 25, 2010, by James R. Kuntz of Warrenton, Missouri. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 30, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.