The Official site for the
Crawford County Historical and Genealogical Society
of Indiana.


Mission Statement:

To collect and preserve the material of the local history of Crawford County Indiana; to secure
and document the recollections of those who have helped build the County and its
communities; to promote the study of Crawford County history; to mark historical
sites; to stimulate public interest in the vital and historical facts of Crawford County’s
past and present.


Upcoming Schedule:

CCHGS Open House / Earl Denbo Art show - 3/27/18 @ 5pm - 310 Oak Hill Dr, English

Facebook event page:



Officers 2017-2018:

William Piper Jr - President

Stan Faith - Vice President

Carol Tomlinson - Secretary

Sharon Morris - Treasurer

Roberta Toby - County Historian

Louie Mitchell - Director (Sterling-Patoka-Johnson)

Robin Piper - Director (Union-Boone-Ohio)

Dan Crecelius - Director (Jennings-Whiskey Run-Liberty)

Don Standiford - Director (Crawford County at Large)

For more INFORMATION, click HERE.


Mailing Address:

PO Box 162, Leavenworth, IN 47137

Physical Address of CCHGS Headquarters:

310 Oak Hill Circle, English, IN 47118 (mail is not received there!)


Current newsletter:


Become a member to receive this via e-mail or snail mail! 

Membership form HERE.

Rates for membership: $15 single member / $20 family (two vote privilege) / $25 organization (two vote privilege)


Books for Sale:


Available: The CCHGS 2016 Yearbook

Contains all 4 2016 issues.  Glossy cover, softback.  60 pages

$15 + $5 shipping.


Click HERE for more books that are available!!

In search of: Family storytellers!

If you are, or have a family member, that has a lot of
family stories that you want to share with others, the
CCHGS wants you to come to one of our meetings and
spread the word! In return, we will record your stories
(video, to be transferred to DVD) so you can pass
it down for generations. We all have those older folks
in the family that can talk for days about the
"good ole days" and once those people are gone, a lot of
times their stories go with them. This is a chance for you
to save those stories and pass them down for generations.
If interested, email me at and we
can iron out the details. Ideally we would want
the stories to run about 30 minutes.

Interview with Crawford County native Mike Flanigan, Sr:

More CCHGS videos can be found by clicking HERE.


Check out previous month's minutes: HERE


English, IN before the town moved uphill


Newsreel footage of Leavenworth after the 1937 Flood

This footage not owned by CCHGS, just something interesting I stumbled upon!

Help support the Veterans Memorial project!

Click on the PDF for more info.

Click here for ORDER FORM & Logos.



The Proctor House

The only Crawford County building on the

National Registry of Historical Places!

Find out more info on this house HERE.



First Familes of Crawford County project:

The CCHGS is putting together a "First Families of Crawford County" book for our upcoming bicentennial. 
If you have ancestral roots in the county dating back to 1840 or earlier,
we request you fill out the document below and send it in to the county historian (address on form). 
Any photos or family stories are also welcomed.

Download the DOCUMENT

CC Vets - Info and Pics HERE.

Archives information HERE.

Cemetery information HERE.

Books for sale, click HERE for ordering form.


Surname Research - see who's researching who!




updated 12/28/17


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