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Small hamlet in South Lanarkshire that has been described as the "definition of off-the-beaten-track" It is near the Southern Upland Way.

Crawfordjohn is a small village nestling in the hills of South Lanarkshire on the border of Dumfriesshire. It is surrounded by farmland and forestry and if you blink you will miss it. There is even a saying "Out of the world and into Crawfordjohn".

The local community of Crawfordjohn until recently, worked on the local farms or by supplying goods and services to them. The village hall and churches were the centre of community life. Once upon a time there were a number of roads that connected the village with nearby towns, but over time each has diminished in importance leaving a very quiet village with a single village pub.

The old village hall has been replaced with a bright new modern building and the churches have closed. One of those churches dating back to the 18th century has now become the Heritage Venture.

So why not pay us a visit to see for yourself how your ancestors may have lived, worked and played in this rural community. We are a small band of local volunteers who have a wide knowledge of the area and the people who lived here. The history of Crawfordjohn goes back many generations and centuries and some of that history can be found within this site, but come and see it for yourself.