Elizabeth Township Historical Society logo

Preserving the provenance and the continuing heritage lifestyle of the people and place of Elizabeth Township

ETHS on Instagram

Latest News

Remembering Those Who Served

Each year, Elizabeth Township Historical Society places flags on the graves of all Veterans buried in Elizabeth Township Historic District cemeteries for Memorial Day (also known as Decoration Day). Volunteers ensure each Veteran has a flag in a holder next to their headstone. We believe it is important to recognize the sacrifice these men and...

read more

Mill Stones and Saw Blades was a success!

A HUGE Thank You to local historian, Bernard Vogel, for his informative presentation entitled Mill Stones and Saw Blades, and to hosts, Joe and Melissa Duer, of Historic Staley Farm and Indian Creek Distillery for the tour of the Staley grist mill and sawmill. It was an interesting look back in time. And as always, thank you to our wonderful...

read more

Historic Mills

Mills of various kinds were once very important to our communities. Check out this article from Troy Daily News in March of 1988. Two of the mills mentioned are in the Elizabeth Township Historic District:

read more

Elizabeth Township Cemeteries

Elizabeth Township's cemeteries hold many stories that should be told. Here is one we just came upon recently: Eliab Widener was born and raised in Elizabeth Township. He was a First Lieutenant in the 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Sadly, he was killed at the Battle of Nashville on December 16, 1864. He married Ellen Turner 85...

read more