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Florence in Noble County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

John Gray

 
 
John Gray Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
1. John Gray Marker
Inscription.  
Died
March 29, 1868
Aged
104 Y. 2 M. 23 D.

The last of Washington's companions.
The hoary head is a crown of glory.

Dedicated to the memory of Private John Gray Ohio's last surviving soldier of the American Revolution. He is symbolic of the sacrifices of the veterans of all our country's wars. Thus is liberty secured for us today.
 
Erected 1956 by Citizens of Noble County and Monument Builders of Ohio.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 45.952′ N, 81° 32.38′ W. Marker is in Florence, Ohio, in Noble County. Marker is on Marietta Road (Ohio Route 821), on the left when traveling north. Marker is in American Legion Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell OH 43724, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. VFW Post #4721 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Noble County Veterans Memorial (approx.
John Gray Marker in American Legion Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
2. John Gray Marker in American Legion Park
1.8 miles away); Robert T. Secrest (approx. 1.8 miles away); Claude L. Wilson (approx. 1.8 miles away); Duck Creek Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Caldwell’s Origins / Ball-Caldwell Homestead (approx. 2 miles away); Thorla-McKee Well (approx. 2.8 miles away); U.S.S. Shenandoah (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
American Legion Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2008
3. American Legion Park Marker
Project sponsored and land donated by Noble Post 252 American Legion. Supervision and material furnished by State Highway Department. Built in cooperation with the National Youth Administration. 1940
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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