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
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.
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); Nottoway Indians (approx. 4.4 miles away); General Thomas' Birthplace (approx. 5 miles away); Old Indian Reservation (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Rebecca Vaughan House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mahone’s Tavern (approx. 5.4 miles away); Buckhorn Quarters (approx. 5˝ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Army of the Cumberland and George H. Thomas source page. Thomaston - Birthplace of Gen. George (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. The George H. Thomas Home Page. (Submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,104 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.