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Crawford

Location Map for Crawford

Location Map for Crawford

Year Population
1970 74
1980 86
1990 89
2000 108
2010 105
Crawford Population Chart 1830-2010

Population Trend 1830-2010

Geographic Data
N. Latitude 45:02:01
W. Latitude 67:34:49
Maine House District 141
Maine Senate District 6
Congress District 2
Area sq. mi. (total) 37.7
Area sq. mi. (land) 34.6
Population/sq.mi. (land) 3.05
County: Washington

Total=land+water; Land=land only

Hilltop Diner and Deli in Crawford on Route 9 (2013)

Hilltop Diner and Deli on Route 9 (2013) @

[KRAW-frd]is a town in Washington County, incorporated on February 11, 1828 under the name of Adams from the former T20, E.D. township.

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.

Crawford Bible Fellowship Church on Route 9 (2013)

Crawford Bible Fellowship Church, Rt 9 (”13) @

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.

Form of Government: Town Meeting-Select Board.

Additional resources

Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Newsletter. Alexander, Me. The Society.

Varney, George J. A Gazetteer of the State of Maine. 1886. p. 184.

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