Near Newsoms in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Henry Thomas
— "the Rock of Chickamauga" —
Son of John C. Thomas
Elizabeth Rochelle Thomas
West Point, Class of 1840
General - United States Army
Loyal to conscience, country
Died: San Francisco March 28, 1870
Buried: Troy, New York
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 28, 1846.
Location. 36° 38.349′ N, 77° 5.578′ W. Marker is near Newsoms, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Thomaston Road and Chickamauga Drive, on the right when traveling west on Thomaston Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newsoms VA 23874, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Thomaston (a few steps from this marker); The Hand Site (approx. 3˝ miles away); Virginia Native Tribes/First Americans (approx. 4.3 miles away); Nottoway Indians (approx. 4.4 miles away); General Thomas' Birthplace (approx. 5 miles Old Indian Reservation (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Rebecca Vaughan House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Southampton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Army of the Cumberland and George H. Thomas source page. Thomaston - Birthplace of Gen. George H. Thomas. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,301 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.