Crawford was named after a Baptist minister, Rev. Peter Crawford, about 1852.289 Known as Crawfordsville until 1870 and then Crawfordville until the 1879 when it was changed to Crawford. The Mobile and Ohio Railroad came though Crawfordsville in 1857, mile marker 211.12.
Above is the home of George William Hairston built in 1909 on Main Street in the town of Crawford. The photo shows G. W. Hairston, his third wife Ela Tharpe and nurses holding their children Brown and Nicholas. George's first two wives died in childbirth.