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Crawfordsville

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Crawfordsville is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Linn County, Oregon, United States. It is located about 8mi southeast of Brownsville, on Oregon Route 228, near the Calapooia River. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office with a ZIP code of 97336.HistoryCrawfordsville was founded on the land of Philemon Vawter Crawford in 1870 by Crawford and Robert Glass. When the post office was established in 1870, it was named for Crawford. Crawford was born in Madison, Indiana in 1814 and he arrived in Oregon via the Oregon Trail in 1851. His son, Jasper V. Crawford, was the first postmaster. Philemon Crawford had previously helped establish the Boston Flour Mill near Shedd.In 1915 Crawfordsville had a population of 300, two sawmills, a flouring mill, a high school, an elementary school, and three churches.In the early 20th century, Crawfordsville had a population of Sikhs from Pakistan and India who worked for the Calapooya Lumber Company.EducationCrawfordsville Elementary School, part of the Sweet Home School District, closed in 2011, 158 years after its founding in 1853. Area elementary students now attend Holley Elementary School in Holley.
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