Homestead History

One of the few late Federal style homes in the state open for public use, the Crabill House provides an authentic representation of an early nineteenth century home. Constructed by David and Barbara Crabill sometime between 1821 and1826, the home was occupied by the Crabill family until the early 20th century. After standing empty for many years, the house was acquired by the Clark County Historical Society and underwent major renovations to stabilize and preserve the structure.




The latest addition is a newly constructed authentic outdoor bake oven that is currently used to demonstrate cooking methods and foods used in early America.


Today, the David Crabill Homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Crabill Homestead Brief History & Rehabilitation Timeline
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History of The CRABILL HOUSE at
Buck Creek State Park

By John E. Frosser, 2817 Croft Rd, Springfield, OH 45503

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