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A dazzling U.S. McCraw Family Association Reunion awaits us June 24-26, 2022, in Fairhope, Alabama, where five rivers converge on the beautiful Gulf Coast. Phyllis Ledine, 2022 Reunion host, is preparing for McCraws from across the United States to enjoy Reunion events that explore genealogy and family history and present results of ongoing research. Our base for our meetings will be the Holiday Inn Express in Fairhope. Subject matter will include the McCraw family in Colonial America, DNA Coordinator Tim McCraw will present the latest genetic findings, USMFA member, Steven McGraw, will be recognized as the recipient of the 2019 Medal of Echthighern, awarded by the International McGrath Clan Association/McGrath Clan of Thomond, Ireland and we will present our award to the 2022 USMFA Carol McCraw Award of Merit recipient. Much more is being planned!

"Apart from the fun of seeing family members again—or meeting them for the first time—and learning about McCraw history and genealogy, Fairhope has plenty to offer during your visit,” Phyllis says. For those who arrive on Thursday, an optional group dinner is planned in addition to the Friday night group dinner

The Saturday evening banquet, always a Reunion high point, will be catered in the Seaside Room at the Holiday Inn Express. “Entertainment during the banquet is still in the planning stages, but we hope to have a local group of musicians entertain us with Irish jigs and ballads," Phyllis says. Reunions build lasting friendships among McCraws, and new members, who often bring McCraw genealogy puzzles that need solving, Inquiries like these are always heartily welcomed.

If you aren't a member, this is the time to join! If you are a member and haven't attended in a while, we'd love for you to come! After COVID forced the cancellation of our 2020 gathering, please help us make the 2022 McCraw Reunion the best one yet! We have all the information you need to book your reservations at the Holiday Inn Express or one of many other local establishments on our Accommodations page. We will be adding a Schedule of Events page for more information as we finalize all the details! You may also want to follow our Facebook page for updates. 

Plan A Vacation Around Our 2022 McCraw Reunion!
Make the 2022 McCraw Reunion a springboard to a great vacation on the Alabama Coast. Southern Living magazine is enthusiastic about the locale: “There are few places more scenic, with antebellum homes, streets lined with live oaks, and a charming, walkable downtown. With a population of about 17,000, Fairhope sits on bluffs that overlook Mobile Bay, so you’re never far from a view of the water. It [features] a laid-back vibe that lowers your blood pressure….”

What should you see and do around the area? The beautiful beaches of the Gulf are attraction enough. There’s also Spanish Fort, about 30 minutes to the north. It offers two state parks and the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, a science and nature center dedicated to the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers that all flow into Mobile Bay. Just across the bridge from Spanish Fort is Mobile, a cultural center that boasts art museums, a symphony orchestra, plus opera and ballet companies. Historic architecture abounds. In Mobile, long a center for naval and ship-building, you can tour the USS Alabama. Check out the links below to learn more about Fairhope and all the Alabama Coast has to offer!

​The nearest airport to Fairhope is Mobile (MOB) Airport which is 23.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Pensacola (PNS) (42.6 miles), Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) (70.5 miles) and Valparaiso (VPS) (81.1 miles).

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