Near Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Elizabeth Township was founded in 1807. The Elizabeth Township House was built about 1870, serving as the community's assembly hall. The building is similar to the seven remaining one-room, brick schoolhouses, built throughout the township between 1868 and 1873. In 1997, the township was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Ohio's first rural historic district. The district includes all of Elizabeth Township and parts of Staunton and Bethel townships. This marker erected to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the township's founding.
Erected 2007 by Miami County Milestones Committee, Miami County Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 26-55.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Government & Politics • Natural Features • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Political Subdivisions • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1807.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5760 Walnut Grove-Clark County Road, Troy OH 45373, 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. Miami and Erie Canal Lock 15 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Jacob Knoop (approx. 4.8 miles away); Tipp City Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Hyattsville (approx. 4.9 miles away); Staunton Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 5 miles away); WACO Aircraft Company (approx. 5.3 miles away); WACO (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Also see . . .
1. Elizabeth Twp Community Center. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Elizabeth Township 1880 History. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.