Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Thomas Cemetery / Abraham Thomas
Side A: Thomas Cemetery
Thomas Cemetery is the resting place for many of Concord Township's and Miami County's early settlers. The cemetery is maintained by Concord Township. This marker was placed here in Miami County's and Concord Township's Bicentennial Year, 2007.
Side B: Abraham Thomas
Abraham Thomas was one of the earliest settlers of Concord Township, arriving in 1805 with his family having come from Kentucky. Thomas was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and served in other battles and expeditions, including both of George Rogers Clark's campaigns against Northwest Territory Native Americans from 1780 to 1782. Abraham Thomas died April 5, 1843 at the age of 88. His gravestone reads "A soldier of the Revolution. It is my will that this lot shall remain a burying ground forever." – A. Thomas
Erected 2007 by Troy Foundation, Miami County Foundation, Miami County Milestones Committee, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 16-55.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 40° 0.818′ N, 84° 12.762′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Access to the cemetery and marker is via a lane running north about 0.15 miles from Swailes Road (County Road 137), just east of Creekwood Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy OH 45373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. WACO (approx. 0.7 miles away); WACO Aircraft Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 (approx. 1˝ miles away); Troy Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named WACO Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Also see . . . An Account of Pioneer Life and Experience. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,705 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.