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Near Courtland in Southampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Thomas’ Birthplace

 
 
General Thomas' Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
1. General Thomas' Birthplace Marker
Inscription. General George H. Thomas, "The Rock of Chickamauga," was born on July 31, 1816, about five miles to the south. A graduate of West Point, Thomas sided with the Union during the Civil War and won distinction in the campaigns in Tennessee.
 
Erected 1965 by Virginia State Library. (Marker Number U 120.)
 
Location. 36° 41.458′ N, 77° 1.782′ W. Marker is near Courtland, Virginia, in Southampton County. Marker is on Southampton Parkway (U.S. 58) 0.7 miles east of Jerusalem Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Courtland VA 23837, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Rebecca Vaughan House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Marle Hill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mahone’s Tavern (approx. 2.6 miles away); Major Joseph E. Gillette (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Hand Site (approx. 3.2 miles away); Old Indian Reservation (approx. 3.3 miles away); Nottoway Indians (approx. 4.4 miles away); "Thomaston" (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Courtland.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
General Thomas' Birthplace Marker on US Rte 58 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 18, 2009
2. General Thomas' Birthplace Marker on US Rte 58 (facing east)
General Thomas' Birthplace Marker, looking west along US 58 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
3. General Thomas' Birthplace Marker, looking west along US 58
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,045 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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