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Near Newsoms in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Thomaston”

George Henry Thomas

 

—“the Rock of Chickamauga” —

 
"Thomaston" Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. "Thomaston" Marker
Inscription.
Born here: July 31, 1816
Son of John C. Thomas
and
Elizabeth Rochelle Thomas
West Point, Class of 1840
General - United States Army
Loyal to conscience, country
and family
Died: San Francisco March 28, 1870
Buried: Troy, new York
Oakwood Cemetery

 
Location. 36° 38.349′ N, 77° 5.578′ W. Marker is near Newsoms, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Thomaston Road and Chickamauga Drive, on the right when traveling west on Thomaston Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newsoms VA 23874, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Thomaston (a few steps from this marker); The Hand Site (approx. 3.5 miles away); Nottoway Indians (approx. 4.4 miles away); General Thomas' Birthplace (approx. 5 miles away); Old Indian Reservation (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Rebecca Vaughan House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mahone’s Tavern (approx. 5.4 miles away); Buckhorn Quarters (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Army of the Cumberland and George H. Thomas source page. Thomaston - Birthplace of Gen. George
Thomaston Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. Thomaston Markers
H. Thomas. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The George H. Thomas Home Page. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
"Thomaston" (private residence) Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
3. "Thomaston" (private residence)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 984 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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