Crawford is a city in Dawes County, Nebraska, United States.It was incorporated in 1886 and was named for the late Captain Emmet Crawford who had previously been stationed at nearby Fort Robinson.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 Square Kilometer), all of it land.In Crawford Hill there is a climb with twin horseshoe curves, best view from Breezy Point. Crawford Hill is the BNSF Nebraska helper district, with helpers based in Crawford.The railroad has track through the west part of the Ponderosa Ranch.
Parks and recreation
Crawford's city park is located south of town, along the White River. The other park, Peabody Hale Memorial Park, is the location of the city's swimming pool and baseball diamonds. Fort Robinson State Park and the Nebraska National Forest are also local recreational areas. Finally, Crawford has a golfing facility, the Legends Buttes Golf Course. The local rodeo grounds are west of the city park and are the location of a yearly PRCA rodeo.