Historic Markers Across Georgia



Crawford County



Marker ID: GHM 039-1
Location: at the old courthouse in Knoxville
County: Crawford
Coordinates: N 32° 43.474    W 083° 59.878
  32.724566    -83.99796
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7F5W
Crawford County Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

This County created by Acts of the Legislature Dec. 9 & 23, 1822, is named for William H. Crawford, Georgia statesman who was Secretary of the Treasury at the time the County was established. At the County Site, Knoxville, lived Joanna E. Troutman (Mrs. Vinson) who is credited with designing the Lone Star Flag of the Republic of Texas. When a company of Macon Volunteers under Col. William A. Ward marched through on the way to Texas Miss Troutman presented them with a white silk flag bearing a single, large blue star, which she had designed and made.

GHM 039-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954



Old Crawford County Courthouse
Crawford County
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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