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Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thomas Cemetery / Abraham Thomas

 
 
Thomas Cemetery Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
1. Thomas Cemetery Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 0.818′ N, 84° 12.762′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Touch for map
Abraham Thomas Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
2. Abraham Thomas Marker (Side B)
. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. WACO Aircraft Company (approx. 0.7 miles away); Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 (approx. 1.5 miles away); Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Engine Storage Location (approx. 1.9 miles away); Overfield Tavern (approx. 1.9 miles away); Troy Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Staunton Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Also see . . .
1. An Account of Pioneer Life and Experience. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 1909 History of Concord Township. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Reminiscences of Clarke's Expedition of 1782. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHeroesMilitaryNative AmericansNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWars, US Indian
 
Thomas Cemetery / Abraham Thomas Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
3. Thomas Cemetery / Abraham Thomas Marker
Abraham Thomas Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
4. Abraham Thomas Grave Marker
Thomas Cemetery View image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
5. Thomas Cemetery View
Thomas Cemetery Entrance Lane image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
6. Thomas Cemetery Entrance Lane
Looking north.
Thomas Cemetery Sign on Swailes Road image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
7. Thomas Cemetery Sign on Swailes Road
Looking east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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