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

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Carol Marker 1940

About Us

Many early pioneer families have remained for generations in our beautiful township, their homesteads nestled amid rolling hills, breathtaking vistas, and fields of grain.

Carol Marker Mumford was one of those pioneer descendants.

Carol knew that Elizabeth Township was a well-spring of history, a “living museum.” Today, we look back at her spirited, stalwart endeavor with gratitude.

Our Mission

To preserve the provenance and the continuing heritage lifestyle of the people and place of Elizabeth Township.

Our Purpose

To promote interest in the history and cultural heritage of the Elizabeth Township Historic District, located in Miami County Ohio, and to encourage and support the preservation of Elizabeth Township as a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

To collect, preserve, and share appropriate items and information pertaining to the history of the township and the families therein.

To maintain a library and to publish, whenever possible, appropriate materials relating to local history, genealogical research, architectural, cultural, and social growth in the township.

To encourage the education of all citizens of the Township in historical studies and pursuits.

To cooperate wherever possible with historical societies throughout the country and with other groups having similar purposes.


Open to all individuals interested in the purposes of the Society. There are three very reasonably priced levels of membership: Individual, Family, and Supporting.

Membership includes a quarterly newsletter (February, May, August, November) with many interesting articles and photos of the people and places of Elizabeth Township’s past and present.

January 14th Civil War Event was a success!

Historic Indian Creek Distillery was the perfect place to stop in on this cold Sunday afternoon to visit with Martin Stewart, local Civil War historian. Mr. Stewart shared about the 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and the men who served in the company. About 50 people were in attendance for the event...

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Gearheart Cemetery Restoration Project

Most of the cemeteries in Elizabeth Township are on township property, but one is tucked away on the private property of Mark and Cameron Armstrong on Knoop Rd. It is known as the Gearheart (Gearhart/Sheets) Cemetery. The little walled cemetery sits just feet from the north side of their beautiful...

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