Crawfordsville is a city in Montgomery County in west central Indiana, U.S., 49 mi. west by northwest of Indianapolis. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 15,915. The city is the county seat of Montgomery County, the only chartered city and largest populated place in the county. The nearest populous city is Lafayette/West Lafayette metropolitan area, 30 mi. north by road. It is home to Wabash College, which was ranked by Forbes as #12 in the United States for undergraduate studies in 2008.
The city was founded in 1823 on the bank of Sugar Creek, a southern tributary of the Wabash River and named for U.S. Treasury Secretary William H. Crawford.
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