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Fort Thomas in Campbell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ft. Thomas Army Post / Rock of Chickamauga

 
 
Ft. Thomas Army Post Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
1. Ft. Thomas Army Post Marker side
Inscription.  
Ft. Thomas Army Post
Established by Congress, 1887. Constructed at cost of $3,500,000 on about 111 acres, jurisdiction of which was ceded to U. S. by Kentucky Legislature, 1888. Post was designated Ft. Thomas, 1890. First commander was Col. Melville Cochran; first garrison, two 6th infantry companies. Later parts of 2, 3, 4, 9, 10th Infantry Regiments were here. Now V. A. Hosp.

Rock of Chickamauga
Gen. George Henry Thomas for whom post was named. Born Va., 1816; West Point graduate. In Indian campaigns and Mexican War. In the Civil War, from Mill Springs, Ky., Jan., 1862, to Nashville, Tenn., Dec., 1864, he successfully led Federal forces in many principal engagements. Rated one of four top Union generals. Pacific Div. Commander at death, 1870.
 
Erected 1966 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 986.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Civil
Rock of Chickamauga Marker side image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
2. Rock of Chickamauga Marker side
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. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 39° 4.054′ N, 84° 26.821′ W. Marker is in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection of South Fort Thomas Avenue and Douglas Drive, on the right when traveling north on South Fort Thomas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Thomas KY 41075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Thomas Spanish-American War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Samuel Woodfill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire (approx. ¾ mile away); Highland United Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); William H. Horsfall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Congressmen Buried in Evergreen (approx. 1.2 miles away); Brent Spence (1874-1967) (approx. 2.3 miles away); Hon. Henry Stanbery (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Thomas.
 
Ft. Thomas Army Post / Rock of Chickamauga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 30, 2021
3. Ft. Thomas Army Post / Rock of Chickamauga Marker
Gen. George Henry Thomas image. Click for full size.
By E. & H.T. Anthony / Public domain
4. Gen. George Henry Thomas
Portrait taken between 1861 and 1865. From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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