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Colonel William Crawford PLAQUE - Connellsville, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
N 40° 00.959 W 079° 35.319
17T E 620446 N 4430485
Quick Description: A memorial to an early American pioneer.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2013 1:58:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMHP31
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 4

Long Description:
Within the pedistal of a statue of Colonel William Crawford located in front of the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville, the following inscription is provide in a keystone-shaped plaque:

In memory of
COLONEL WILLIAM CRAWFORD
born in Berkeley County, Virginia, in 1732
Friend of Washington -- Pioneer -- Patriot


This monument is situated 1260 yards S. 69 E. 16' of the
spot where he built his log cabin in 1765 on the west
bank of the Youghiogheny River, at the historic
STEWART'S CROSSINGS.
He first visited the region west of the mountains
in 1758, as an officer in the expedition of General
Forbes against Fort Duquesne. As a Colonel of the
Seventh Virginia Regiment, he crossed the
Delaware with Washington in 1777, and shared
in the victory at Trenton. Fighting in defense
of the frontier, as a commander of the
Sandusky Expedition, he was captured by
the Indians and burned at the stake
near Crawfordsville, Ohio, June, 11, 1782,

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Erected by
The Pennsylvania Historical Commission
The City of Connellsville
and Greatful Citizens
1917.

Marker Name: Colonel William Crawford PLAQUE

County: Fayette

Date Dedicated: 1/1/1917

Marker Type: Plaque

Location: S. Pittsburgh St. near Wills Rd., Connellsville

Category: American Revolution, George Washington, Military

Website: Not listed

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