One of the Winthrop trustees. Dr. T. A. Crawford, looked after the health of the group at Winthrop. It was written about Dr. Crawford that he “has a kind heart and a peculiar fondness for studying human nature in those rough, black fellows in chains, and gives them all needed medical attention.” (Louise Pettus Article)
Tom Crawford, M.D., (1854-1919) was one of Rock Hill’s early medical doctors. He and his wife lived where the entrance to the City Hall stands in 2014 in a lovely home which was demolished to construct the new Town Hall under the leadership of Mayor Dave Lyle and Urban Renewal Director, Vernon Grant. Dr. Crawford was the partner of Rock Hill’s first surgeon, Dr. Wm. Francis “Frank” Strait, who resided around the corner on Johnston Street. They provided a small infirmary to their patients which was across the street from the current City Hall on Hampton Street. Dr. Crawford was head of the city’s municipal improvements and worked tirelessly to bring water and sewer to all section of Rock Hill. As a result Crawford Road was named in his honor.
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