Genl. Philemon Thomas
Genl. Philemon Thomas
who was born
in Orange County, VA.
Feb. 9th, 1763
In Baton Rouge La.
Nov. 18th, 1847.
He was a soldier of "76, and of "14, a member
of the Convention that framed the Constitution
of Kentucky and a member of her Legislature.
He removed to Louisiana in 1806
Commanded the forces which captured the
Spanish fort at Baton Rouge in 1810. Served
many years in the Legislature of Louisiana,
and was twice elected to the Congress of the
U.S. Throughout his career, he was called
a Patriot and a good citizen, we knew him
to be a kind Father and a firm Christian.
"Sic tibi in Terra levis."
Erected 1847 by Erected by his Children.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
Location. 30° 26.953′ N, 91° 10.136′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 North 19th Street, Baton Rouge LA 70806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Yellow Fever Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baton Rouge National Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Magnolia Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Baton Rouge National Cemetery. Hours of operation are Sun up to Sun down.
Also see . . . Philemon Thomas Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 31, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2019.