Near Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Elizabeth Township was founded in 1807. The Elizabeth Township House was built about 1870, serving as the community's assembly hall. The building is similar to the seven remaining one-room, brick schoolhouses, built throughout the township between 1868 and 1873. In 1997, the township was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Ohio's first rural historic district. The district includes all of Elizabeth Township and parts of Staunton and Bethel townships. This marker erected to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the township's founding.
Erected 2007 by Miami County Milestones Committee, Miami County Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 26-55.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 59.973′ N, 84° 6.088′ W. Marker is near Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is on Walnut Grove-Clark County Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is about six miles ESE of Troy, at the Elizabeth Township House, across the road from the Elizabeth Township Community Center (former Central School, c.1915). Marker is at or near this postal address: 5760 Walnut Grove-Clark County Road, Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Miami and Erie Canal Lock 15 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Tipp City Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Hyattsville (approx. 4.9 miles away); Staunton Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); WACO Aircraft Company (approx. 5.3 miles away); Brigadier General John Webb (approx. 5.3 miles away); Marion A. Ross (approx. 5.4 miles away); Christiansburg Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Troy.
Also see . . .
1. Elizabeth Twp Community Center. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Elizabeth Township 1880 History. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.