|Maine House||District 141|
|Maine Senate||District 6|
|Area sq. mi.||(total) 37.7|
|Area sq. mi.||(land) 34.6|
Total=land+water; Land=land only
The name was changed to Crawford on February 28, 1828 after William Harris Crawford of Georgia who was Treasury Secretary under Presidents James Madison and James Monroe from 1816 to 1825. He considered running for president in 1824, but withdrew for health reasons.
In the 1880’s the town had a church, two school houses, and just over 200 residents, about double its recent population.
Crawford Lake occupies the center of the town and is an attraction for fishing and recreation. The town is located on Maine Route 9, following the tracks of the old Airline Stage Route.
Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Newsletter. Alexander, Me. The Society.
Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1886. p. 184.