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Established in 1818, Crawford County is located in
Southern Indiana with the Ohio River as it's
southern border. Thomas Stroud was the first
non-native settler of Crawford County, Indiana, as
indicated by the resources on the additional
historical facts page, which were graciously
abstracted by Lance Stroud - a descendant of Thomas
Early settlers of Crawford County were Peter
Peckinpaugh, who moved back to Kentucky for fear of
Indians but returned later; Gorry Jones, Henry
Green, James Totten, Henry Fullenwider, William
Mcay, Andrew and Joseph Kinkaid, Moses Smith and
Some say Crawford County was named for William H.
Crawford, who was U.S. Treasury Secretary in 1818.
Others say it was named for Col. William Crawford,
who fought in the French and Indian War and
Revolutionary War, and who was burned and scalped by
Indians in 1782 in what in now Wyandot County, Ohio.
The county seat was in Leavenworth for several
decades but eventually moved to English.
Daniel Weathers was selected to be the first
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