The Stroud History Photo Album

Thomas Stroud Log cabin built in March 1806, which remained on site until 1968.

Pictured Jesse L. (Buddy) & Estell Crecelius

  Photo courtesy Lance Stroud


Original location of the Thomas Stroud cabin, c1968

Photo courtesy of Lance Stroud

Painting of the Orginal Thomas Stroud Cabin

Courtesy Ken Stroud

Thomas Stroud Cabin
New Location on the Blue River, Crawford County, Indiana

Photo courtesy Lance Stroud

History of Crawford County
The Federal Writer's Program of WPA (1941)

Johnson Cave
Near Marengo, Indiana

"Into such an untamed wilderness of deep ravines, sheer cliffs, and stone-capped knobs, subterranean caverns, swift-flowing streams, and swampy malaria-infested bottom lands came twenty-two families which settled in Orange, Washington, Harrison and Floyd counties in March 1806. Among them was Thomas Stroud, whom history records as the first white settler in what was to be Crawford Co."

 Zada Baylor passed on information that Thomas Stroud first lived in Johnson Cave (half mile north of cabin site known for high ceiling and spring water) with his family in 1806 according to grandson Carl Totten. The Baylor and Stroud families were early pioneers in NE Crawford County.

Source provided by: Collection Assistant, Reference Services, Indiana Historical Society

Old Swede's Church
606 Church Street
Wilmington, Delaware

Abraham Stroud, the father of Thomas, was
married here 2 April 1752

Photo courtesy Lance Stroud

Israel Acrelius
Minister of Old Swede's Church c1752
Officiated at the wedding of Abraham and Lucretia Stroud

Old Marengo Academy
Estabilished 15 March 1889

Historical Document

Photo courtesy Lance Stroud