Florence in Noble County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
March 29, 1868
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 & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1775.
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. 1.8 miles 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).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 925 times since then and 43 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.