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Crawford County is a county located in the state of Illinois. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 19,817. Crawford County was created on December 31, 1816. The county seat is Robinson. This county is named for William H. Crawford (1772-1834), ninth United States Secretary of War, seventh Secretary of the Treasury.
The county is named for William H. Crawford, prominent United States Senator from Georgia and presidential candidate in 1824.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Crawford County was established December 31, 1816 (Territorial Laws, 1815-16, p. 21), formed from Edwards County, Illinois Territory. Sometimes known as "Great Crawford County", its area extended from the Wabash to the middle of Illinois, and from its present southern border almost to the Canadian border.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,154 km2), of which 444 square miles (1,149 km2) is land and 2 square miles (6 km2) (0.49%) is water.
Crawford county is located in southeast Illinois. Some of the county's eastern border is
defined by the Wabash River. Crawford County State Fish and Wildlife Area is
located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows: