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Russell County, Alabama


"The Heart of the Heart of Dixie"

Page Contents for Crawford, Alabama

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Crawford is approximately 650 (1997).
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 80 miles. (as the crow flies)
Crawford is positioned 32.00 degrees north of the equator and 85.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Crawford elevation is (average) 250 feet above sea level.
Crawford average annual rainfall is 53.2 inches per year
The average low temperature is (winter) 40's, (summer) 60's degrees F.
The average high temperature is (winter) 60's, (summer) 90's degrees F.


in northern Russell County, Alabama about 12 miles due west of the Georgia state line (Columbus) and 80 miles east of the Alabama state capitol, Montgomery. Crawford is located in the East Gulf Coastal Plain. It is a region of low, rolling hills and dense forests. Trees such as oak, sweet gum, and pine abound. Many areas near the community have been cleared for cattle grazing and agriculture. Several small creeks run through the area.
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mild. The growing season is 240 days.
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typical for the area. Average snowfall is less than half an inch per year.
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History & History Related Items

For a fine history from a local resident, see this history page.
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The settling of Crawford

1832, settled as Crocketsville.

The founding of Crawford

1843. The name was changed from Crocketsville to Crawford by the state legislature.


Crawford is an unincorporated community, so it has no official city limis. Roughly its limits are a five square mile area centered by U.S. Hwy. 80 and AL State Hwy. 169.

Points of Interest in Crawford:
Tookabatchee Masonic Lodge
Built in 1848, this two story structure is one of the oldest of its kind in the state.

Methodist Church
This church, built circa 1910, was partially constructed from brick from the first county court house, built in the 1840's. The imprints of the hands of the slaves who made the bricks can still be seen.

Historic Markers
There are two historic markers in the Crawford area. They relate information about the town and its churches

East Alabama Motor Speedway
Features a regular racing schedule and many other motorsport events.

Moffett's Mill
Located approximately three miles from old downtown. Site of plantation of Henry Moffett, one of the first settlers in the area, and Confederate military officer. His family operated a grist mill here that remained in operation until the 1940's.
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Economy & Industry

- Most of Crawford's residents are employed in the nearby cities of Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama. Locally, several small businesses, including a grocery store, a feed and supply store, an antique shop, a used car dealership, and a motel employ some residents.
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Crawford Schools

Most school-age residents attend either Smiths Station High or Russell County High. There is, however, 1 local school, Dixie Elementary. Auburn University, Tuskeegee University, Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Columbus State, Columbus Tech, and Southern Union Community College are all located within 30 miles of Crawford. Crawford


The main transportation route through Crawford is US Hwy 80. Alabama Hwy. 169, and county hwys. 179 and 240 also serve the area.

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