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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 Historical District, located in Miami County Ohio, and to encourage and support the preservation of Elizabeth Township as a listing on the National Registry of Historical 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.

Latest News

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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A Pictorial Journey of Miami County

What a fun evening we had at Indian Creek Distillery on Sunday! About 45 people enjoyed the program, A Pictorial Journey of Miami County, presented by former Miami County Engineer, Doug Christian. Doug has become one of Miami County’s most informed experts on the county's settlements and...

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Upcoming Village of Casstown meeting about Casstown Cemetery

The Village of Casstown will be holding a public meeting regarding the financial situation and future of the Casstown Cemetery on Tuesday October 11th @ 7 p.m. @ the Casstown Fire Department. If you have any questions you would like specifically addressed at the meeting please feel free to email...

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Elizabeth School Reunion

Elizabeth Township Historical Society will host the Friends of Elizabeth School Reunion on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Elizabeth Township Community Center from 1:00-4:00 p.m.  All former students, teachers, staff and their families are encouraged to attend. Please bring an appetizer or dessert...

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