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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Martin J. Crawford

(1820-1883)

 
 
Martin J. Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Martin J. Crawford Marker
Inscription. On the adjoining lot stood the large columned home of Martin Jenkins Crawford, Lawyer, Member of the General Assembly of Georgia, twice Judge of the Superior Court of the Chattahoochee Circuit, Member United States Congress, and of the provisional Confederate States Congress. He was one of the three Confederate Peace Commissioners to President Lincoln. Upon the outbreak of the war he raised the Third Georgia Cavalry regiment of which he was Colonel. Col. Crawford died while a member of the Supreme Court of Georgia.
 
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 106-7.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 28.237′ N, 84° 59.391′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on 13th Street 0 miles east of 2nd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Black Public School (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church (about 800 feet away); High Uptown Historic District / Garrett-Bullock-Delay House
Martin J. Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Martin J. Crawford Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Oglethorpe House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bullard-Hart-Sampson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of the Holy Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tyler Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Regarding Martin J. Crawford. Martin J. Crawford's entry in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is here:

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=c000892


A bank parking lot now occupies the site of the large columned Crawford home, which was demolished in 1949.
 
Categories. GovernmentPoliticsWar, US Civil
 
Martin J. Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Martin J. Crawford Marker
Martin J. Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. Martin J. Crawford Marker
Looking east on 13th Street toward the Chattahoochee River
Martin J. Crawford Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
5. Martin J. Crawford Marker
Looking west on 13th Street toward Veterans Parkway
Martin Jenkins Crawford image. Click for full size.
By Harpers Weekly (1861)
6. Martin Jenkins Crawford
Crawford's image appeared on the cover of "Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization" on January 5, 1861, as part of a composite of the ten members of the Georgia Congressional delegation. The artist is unknown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 3, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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