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Crawford County Historical Markers

Crawford County


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Crawford County
  • Location: Located at the old Crawford County Courthouse, Knoxville, Ga.

CRAWFORD COUNTY

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.

039-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954