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By Kevin Craft, July 1, 2015
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Vermont (Addison County), Addison — Chimney Point
This strategic point on Lake Champlain was occupied by Native Americans for thousands of years. In 1690 Jacobus deWarm build a small stone fort here. The French build a wooden stockade in 1731, erecting Fort St. Frederic across the lake in 1734. . . . — Map (db m85414) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Addison — DAR John Strong Mansion
General John Strong was a Revolutionary War patriot and a prominent early citizen of Addison County. He served as a judge, state legislator and represented Addison at the State Convention, which adopted the Constitution of the United States and . . . — Map (db m85231) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Bridport — Hathorne SchoolBridport District Schoolhouse #1
Erected c. 1864, this one-room schoolhouse served hundreds of children in Bridport for nearly a century. Originally founded as the first district school in Bridport, it later became known as Hathorne School, reflecting the name of a nearby . . . — Map (db m96475) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Ferrisburgh — "Rokeby"Home of Rowland E. Robinson Writer of Vermont Folklore
Here in 1833, Rowland E. Robinson was born of Quaker parentage. He became a popular illustrator and interpreter of nature and Yankee dialect. "Rokeby" was a station on the "Underground R.R." Here are the blind author’s memorabilia. Open to the . . . — Map (db m75967) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Ferrisburgh — The Great Convention
Frederick Douglass delivered a fiery abolitionist speech here in July 1843. Born in slavery in Maryland, Douglass freed himself by escaping to the north, where he became a tireless crusader for African American freedom and equality. He was among . . . — Map (db m95449) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Birthplace of Ray Fisher
Born in Middlebury on October 4, 1887, Ray Lyle Fisher grew up on farms along Otter Creek and Creek Road. Ray starred in baseball and football at Middlebury High School and Middlebury College before joining the New York Yankees in 1910. He pitched . . . — Map (db m75987) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Charter House
In this house, the home of SAMUEL MILLER, ESQ. September 30, 1798 Timothy Dwight, President of Yale College, counseled with Gamaliel Painter and other citizens of Middlebury concerning the founding of Middlebury College. This conference led to the . . . — Map (db m76001) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — Emma WillardPioneer educator gave women first college training here
Emma Hart came to Middlebury in 1807 to take charge of the Female Academy. After her marriage to Dr. John Willard, the town’s first physician, she gave the earliest collegiate instruction for women in America at a Seminary in her home, during the . . . — Map (db m75983) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Middlebury — John DeereInventor of "The Plow that Broke the Plains"
John Deere learned the blacksmith trade here as an apprentice in the shop of Capt. Benjamin Lawrence from 1821 to 1825. The shop was located below this spot on Mill Street, in what is known as "Frog Hollow". In 1836 Deere removed to Grand Detour, . . . — Map (db m77845) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — American Blockhouse – 1777Mount Independence State Historic Site
“I have also provided timber for two Blockhouses.” - Col. Anthony Wayne, February 4, 1777 In the summer and fall of 1776 American forces concentrated on fortifying the northern point of the rocky Mount Independence . . . — Map (db m19321) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — British Blockhouse - 1777Mount Independence State Historic Site
“Blockhouses, none of them finished.” - Lt. John Starke, Royal Navy, September 1777 After the British captured Mount Independence on July 6, 1777, their military engineers decided to build six new blockhouses to augment . . . — Map (db m19332) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Burial SiteMount Independence State Historic Site
“ . . . this Day there was two men Buried from our Regt.” - Lt. Jonathan Burton, October 4, 1776 This small stone, engraved “N. Richardson of Staddard Eng died 1760,” may mark the only identified grave on . . . — Map (db m17849) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Fort Ticonderoga and Mount DefianceMount Independence State Historic Site
“ . . . a perfect mousetrap.” - Col. Alexander Scammell, September 21, 1777 From here are seen nearly all the powerful forces of nature that made this spot on Lake Champlain the Gibraltar of the North as well as its . . . — Map (db m17846) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Foundation -1776 or 1777Mount Independence State Historic Site — What do you think? -
This is one of the best-preserved stone foundations on Mount Independence. It was built during the Revolution, but historic maps and documents do not refer to it. Who built it? Did the Americans have time to build it during the two weeks in June . . . — Map (db m19441) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — General Hospital – 1777Mount Independence State Historic Site
. . . the new Hospital . . . 250 long & 24 wide.” - Rev. Enos Hitchcock, June 14, 1777 This shallow, dry-laid stone foundation was for the largest building at Mount Independence – a 250-foot long by 24-foot wide, . . . — Map (db m19319) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — German Hut – 1777Mount Independence State Historic Site
Our men built huts out of boards to protect themselves from the cold weather.” - Lt. Von Hille, October 22, 1777 During the American occupation from July 1776 to July 1777, soldiers constructed a breastwork of logs and . . . — Map (db m19436) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Heritage Travelers over the Years
Some of the intrenchments are still visible.” – John Disturnell, 1857 After the American Revolution, numerous visitors curious to see the places that figured so prominently in the war for independence visited Mount . . . — Map (db m19501) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Lake Champlain and the American RevolutionMount Independence State Historic Site
. . . the possession of every thing here depends upon keeping the Command of the Water.” - Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, July 16, 1776 In front of you is Lake Champlain, at 120 miles long the sixth largest lake in the United . . . — Map (db m19440) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Military Road
Military Road from Mount Independence to Hubbardton 1777 Marked by Hands Cove Chapter D.A.R. 1933 — Map (db m9234) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Mount IndependenceBastion of the Revolution
Fortification was begun in June of 1776, and the name Mount Independence was bestowed following the Declaration of Independence. Lieut. Col. Jeduthan Baldwin was the chief construction engineer. Here the exhausted American Army, Northern Department, . . . — Map (db m9275) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Mt. Independence Military RoadRoute to Hubbardton, 1777
After Ethan Allen seized Fort Ticonderoga, the Americans built Fort Mt. Independence, northwest from here on the Lake. Following Burgoyne’s invasion, Gen. St Clair evacuated the Forts, retreating across these hills to Hubbardton. Vermont . . . — Map (db m9232) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Mt. Independence Military RoadRoute to Hubbardton - 1777
This vital American military road to the south of here was built on the September 7, 1776, orders of Gen. Horatio Gates to connect Mount Independence, a new Revolutionary War fortification on Lake Champlain, to Hubbardton, Rutland, and Fort No. 4 . . . — Map (db m97307) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Officers Quarters – 1776Mount Independence State Historic Site
“ . . . some of the officers have good framed houses.” - Dr. Lewis Beebe, September 30, 1776 This fifteen-foot square, well-defined stone foundation may be the remains of quarters for one or more American officers in the . . . — Map (db m17863) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Southern Battery – 1777Mount Independence State Historic Site
began the works at 3 places on Mount Independence.” - Col. Jeduthan Baldwin, June 20, 1777 On June, 1777, American Chief Engineer Jeduthan Baldwin wrote in his journal, “in the afternoon went with Col. Kosiusko . . . — Map (db m19437) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Southern Defense Trail
This walkway is a loop approximately 0.2 mile long with stairs and gentle slopes. It leads you past the remains of a blockhouse (near the parking area), provides a look at the Mount’s rock formations, and provides a vista of the lake south of the . . . — Map (db m19536) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Storehouse - 1776Mount Independence State Historic Site
ordered a large Stoer House to be built.” - Col. Jeduthan Baldwin, August 17, 1776 At least one of the storehouses constructed on Mount Independence during the Revolution stood in this area. Portions of the remaining . . . — Map (db m19366) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — The American Southern Defenses – 1776-1777
we are Building a Large & Long Breast work on the South Side.” - Pvt. Thomas Killam, August 19, 1776 When the American Northern Army arrived at Ticonderoga in mid-July 1776, the 300-acre peninsula opposite on the Vermont . . . — Map (db m19543) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — Third Brigade Encampment – 1776Mount Independence State Historic Site
. . . our Men is clearing the Encamping Ground over the Lake.” - Sgt. Timothy Tuttle, July 23, 1776 In July 1776 Northern Army commander Gen. Horatio Gates organized regiments at Mount Independence and Ticonderoga into . . . — Map (db m19318) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Orwell — To Repel the Enemy
The Generals have Fix’d on a spot . . . to be fortified.” - Lt. Col. Matthias Ogden, July 19, 1776 On July 5, 1777, Thomas Anburey, who was traveling with British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne on Lake Champlain, observed as they . . . — Map (db m19480) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Panton — Benedict Arnold
Near this spot on the afternoon of October 13, 1776 in the first important naval engagement of the War for Independence BENEDICT ARNOLDafter a battle in which he had displayed great boldness, gallantry and sagacity ran ashore and burned the . . . — Map (db m76010) HM WM
Vermont (Addison County), Ripton — Robert Frost1874 - 1963
A distinguished American poet by recognition and a Vermonter by preference, Robert Frost was Poet Laureate of Vermont and for many years “First Citizen” of the Town of Ripton. He was long associated with the Middlebury College School of . . . — Map (db m37171) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Shoreham — Larrabee’s Point
John Larrabee established the first regular ferry here under a grant from the Vermont Legislature when the only business at the site was his tavern. In 1823, the year that the Champlain Canal opened, Larrabee and Samuel Holley built a store and a . . . — Map (db m15580) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Shoreham — Levi P. MortonStatesman and Banker lived early years in Vermont
Levi Parsons Morton, son of a minister, was born on this site, May 16, 1824, and for 8 years lived in Shoreham. He became a New York City banker, Member of Congress, Minister to France, Vice-President under President Harrison, and Governor of New . . . — Map (db m95458) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Shoreham — Shoreham Covered Railroad Bridge
This Howe truss Railroad Bridge is one of only two covered railroad bridges left in Vermont. It was built in 1897 on the 15.6 mile Addison Branch connecting the Rutland Railroad at Leicester Junction with the Delaware and Hudson at Ticonderoga, New . . . — Map (db m85416) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — Commerce at the Crossroads
Intersection of Rivers and Roads Imagine traveling hundreds of miles in an ox-drawn wagon along muddy, rock-strewn, deeply rutted roads through the wilderness. In search of new homesteads, early settlers followed the same routes you took to . . . — Map (db m89157) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — Early Life Along Otter Creek in Vergennes
The Wilderness Shhh. Imagine Otter Creek 300 years ago when it was pristine wilderness. The river teems with fish, herons, ducks and other waterfowl. Deer and moose tracks dot the river's edge. Downed trees, trampled shrubs, and mounds of . . . — Map (db m89155) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — Macdonough Shipyard
Below the Otter Creek Falls was the site of Thomas Macdonough's shipyard, where the U.S.S. Saratoga was built in 40 days and other ships launched that defeated the British at the Battle of Plattsburgh, 1814. — Map (db m75977) HM WM
Vermont (Addison County), Vergennes — The Vergennes Pump House"People of Vergennes at the mercy of the flames" — -H.C. Johnson, Editor, Vergennes Vermonter, October 18, 1867
In Need of Water Fire was the scourge of downtowns all across America in the nineteenth century. Buildings were destroyed by fire time and time again. Water often had to be transported from nearby rivers. Firefighting efforts were frequently . . . — Map (db m89159) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Weybridge — Silas Wright1795-1847
Born at Amherst, Mass., Silas Wright came to Weybridge as an infant and grew up here. Graduated from Middlebury College in 1815, he studied Law at Sandy Hill, N.Y.; began Law practice at Canton, N.Y. in 1819, and entered politics there. A Brigadier . . . — Map (db m77967) HM
Vermont (Addison County), Weybridge — The U.S. Government Morgan Horse Farm
The U.S. Government established a Morgan horse breeding program in 1905 at the University of Vermont to study and refine the Morgan horse as a superior cavalry mount. That program moved here in 1907 when Joseph Battell donated this farm to the U.S. . . . — Map (db m77965) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Arlington — Chittenden Home
Oldest frame building one block east, built by Jehiel Hawley, 1764, was home of Thomas Chittenden, Vermont’s first Governor. Legend says the western vista, with its great pine, became the State Seal in 1779. Ethan and Ira Allen lived nearby. — Map (db m78249) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Arlington — Dorothy Canfield Fisher(1879-1958)
Known for her depiction of rural life in Vermont, Fisher was a popular novelist and proponent of education. She introduced the Montessori teaching method to American readers and helped found the Adult Education Association in the U.S. Born in . . . — Map (db m78248) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Arlington — Norman Rockwell1894-1978
This renowned American painter and illustrator lived in Arlington from 1939 to 1953. Moving into this house in 1943, Rockwell employed neighbors as models to create memorable images for calendars, advertisements, and magazines. Iconic pictures like . . . — Map (db m97290) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Arlington — State Seal Pine Tree
This ancient tree was already a monarch of the forest in 1778. Visible then from the Arlington home of Thomas Chittenden, first Governor of Vermont, it is believed to have inspired Ira Allen in designing Vermont's Great Seal. Note a similarity . . . — Map (db m90228) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Bennington — Ethan Allen
A few feet south from this stone stood the house in which Ethan Allen lived while he was a resident of Bennington 1769-1775 — Map (db m61279) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Bennington — Park-McCullough House
Built as a summer cottage in 1865 for lawyer-entrepreneur-philanthropist Trenor Park and his wife Laura, the mansion was financed with a fortune amassed in California in the aftermath of the California Gold Rush. It was designed by the New York . . . — Map (db m94423) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Bennington — The "Corkscrew" Railroad
When wealthy North Bennington resident Trenor Park purchased the Bennington-Rutland Railroad, he found that the railroad "barons" of the Troy and Boston Railroad refused him access to the New York lines. Rather than fight this monopoly, Park built a . . . — Map (db m36902) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Bennington — VermontMolly Stark Trail and Historic Old Bennington
State Highway 9 traverses scenic Hogback Mt. to the Connecticut River Valley. Old Bennington, site of the Battle Monument and Historical Museum, was the meeting place of the Green Mountain Boys. It was the first town chartered by Governor Benning . . . — Map (db m94427) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Bennington — Vermont is a State I Love
The text of this marker found on both sides of this plaque. “I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Eillington, Mansfield, and Equinox without being moved in a way that no other scene could move me. It was here that I first saw . . . — Map (db m77057) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Bennington — Vermont's Colonial ShrineVermont Legislature Joint Resolution December 11, 1935
Whereas, the Old First Church of Bennington was organized December 3, 1762, and is the Oldest Church within the present limits of Vermont; and Whereas, our forefathers met in Prayer in the First Meeting House for assistance against the . . . — Map (db m28223) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Bennington — William Lloyd Garrison
Fifty feet west of this spot WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON edited the Journal of the Times October 3, 1828 – March 27, 1829 Hither came Benjamin Lundy December 6, 1828 to enlist him in the cause of the slave. Garrison departed hence to lift up . . . — Map (db m90235) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Dorset — Birthplace of William Griffith Wilson1895-1971 — Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
Bill Wilson was born November 26, 1895, in a room behind the bar at the Wilson House Hotel. From age 11 until entering the Army, he lived at the Griffith House across the church yard from his birthplace. Bill W. wrote the book "Alcoholics . . . — Map (db m94430) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Dorset — DorsetHere New Hampshire Grants First Voted Independence
. . . — Map (db m78213) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Dorset — Fenton Pottery Site1801-1810
Jonathon Fenton established a pottery and kiln near this site in 1801. He first made redware from clay found along the banks of the Mettowee River. He then became the first potter in Vermont to make salt-glazed stoneware. In 1810 he moved his . . . — Map (db m78224) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Dorset — First Marble QuarryOldest Quarry in U.S., 1785
Here, near Mt. Aeolus, Isaac Underhill opened the first marble quarry in 1785. Dorset quarries were most active in early 1800's when small slabs were used for hearths, doorsills and headstones. With better transportation and saws, larger blocks . . . — Map (db m78226) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Dorset — The Dorset Field ClubOldest Continually Operated Golf Course in the United States
Marker Front: On September 12, 1886 a group of golfers, principally from Troy and New York City, who summered in Dorset, laid out a nine hole golf course, then known as The Dorset Golf Links on this present site. The Club's first president . . . — Map (db m77585) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), East Rupert — Harmon's MintEast Rupert
On the site at Hagar Brook stood the small clapboarded mint-house in which Reuben Harmon, Jr. coined copper for the Republic of Vermont, 1785-1788. When the Federal Government was instituted in 1789, Vermont abandoned minting. This rare currency of . . . — Map (db m73639) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Manchester — Lincoln’s "Hildene"Summer Home of Son of Civil War President
Eastward on the hillside can be seen the Manchester estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. He became fond of Vermont, and for over twenty years made this his summer home. He died here July 25, . . . — Map (db m95552) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Manchester — The Revolutionary War
Ethan Allen crossed Lake Champlain to capture Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775 for "America's First Victory." Allen's expedition passed through here on May 5, 1775. Nathan Beman from Manchester guided the expedition into the fort; John Roberts of . . . — Map (db m78237) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Manchester — The Southern Vermont Arts Center
Begun in the 1920s as an informal artists' group for the exhibition of painting and sculpture, the Southern Vermont Arts Center has grown to become a leading Vermont institution devoted to performance, exhibition and studio art. It acquired the . . . — Map (db m78227) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), North Bennington — Home Where Lt .Colonel Baum Died
A few feet east of this marker stood the house, removed about 1870, in which Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum died. Commander of the enemy forces, he was mortally wounded in the battle of Bennington and died two days later, August 18,1777. He was . . . — Map (db m58451) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Anthony Haswell1756 - 1816
Editor and publisher the Vermont Gazette Bennington Uncompromising in defense of freedom of the press Imprisoned in 1800 for opposition to Alien and Sedition Laws as threats to the newborn democracy Erected in 1912 On site of first . . . — Map (db m77021) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Battle of Bennington
The Expedition led by Lieut. Col. Baum Sent to Seize Military Stores here, was Defeated by Volunteer Amer- ican Militia Forces from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, Commanded by General John Stark, Aided By Colonels . . . — Map (db m13649) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Before the Battle Monument
was built there was no circular road on this hill top. The original road from Williamstown, Mass. came through Pownal, Vt. to Bennington, and continued straight through the village, over this hill north towards Shaftsbury. All of the buildings . . . — Map (db m77051) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Bennington Battle Monument
On August 16, 1777, British forces sent by Gen'l Burgoyne to seize supplies at Bennington were turned back by New Englanders under Gen'l John Stark and Vermont's Col. Seth Warner. This 306 foot commemorative shaft planned 100 years later, was . . . — Map (db m13600) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Birthplace of Vermont
Near this site stood the homestead of Lieut. James Breakenridge after years of peaceable possession his farm was claimed by New York land speculators - A sheriff and over three hundred men came from Albany to evict him from his home - . . . — Map (db m77019) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Captain Samuel Robinson
Near this spot in 1761 Captain Samuel Robinson the pioneer settler of Bennington, the first magistrate in what is now Vermont, and during his lifetime, the acknowledged leader of the settlers of the town built his first log cabin. . . . — Map (db m77052) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Colonel Seth Warner
The Warner monument has text on the four sides of the base Born in Roxbury (then Woodbury) C.T. May 17, 1743 Resided in Bennington VT. 1765-1784 Died Dec. 26, 1784 at Roxbury CT Where he was buried with Honors of War Age 41 . . . — Map (db m77023) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Continental Storehouse Site
On this site stood the Continental Storehouse Object of the British attack that was repulsed by the Colonial Forces at the Battle of Bennington August 16, 1777 — Map (db m14828) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Henry Covered Bridgeacross the Walloomsac River
This quiet spot was once a major river crossing. Traffic between southwestern Vermont and New York State crossed here, until the railroad was built in 1852, troops marched from Manchester, Vermont to the Battle of Bennington in 1777, and teams and . . . — Map (db m77062) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington
Erected in honor of Brigadier General John Stark and the 1400 New Hampshire men who came to the defense of Vermont in August 1777. Assembling at Fort Number Four in Charleston, New Hampshire, Stark and his troops crossed the Green Mountains to aid . . . — Map (db m77022) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Site of the Catamount Tavern - 1767
The Catamount Tavern, which was built in 1767, was originally named the Green Mountain Tavern. The Council of Safety and the “Green Mountain Boys” met here from 1767 to 1775. On May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen and 270 men, 40 whom were . . . — Map (db m77053) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Pownal — Early Eighteenth Century Settlement
This site commemorates the gateway of Vermont’s earliest Dutch settlement, the Rensselaerwyck Manor settlement. The Diel Homestead, built by Bastion Diel in the early 1700s, is considered the second earliest dwelling in Pownal. The property’s large . . . — Map (db m78254) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Pownal — PownalTwo Presidents Taught Here
Here two Presidents taught school at the beginning of their careers. Chester A. Arthur, a graduate of Union College, educated Pownal youth in 1851. Later while an undergraduate at Williams College, James A. Garfield did likewise. When Garfield was . . . — Map (db m78255) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Rupert — Lt. Col. Robert CochranRevolutionary Hero Settled Here, 1769
Condemned to death by the N.Y. Assembly, Col. Cochran fought the Yorkers for Vermont land grants. Joining the Green Mt. Boys, he was with Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga and Seth Warner at Crown Point. Later he commanded Continental forces in the Mohawk . . . — Map (db m77947) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Shaftsbury — Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead
Jonas Galusha, born in Norwich, CT in 1753, moved his family to Shaftsbury in 1775. During the Revolutionary War he served with Seth Warner's Green Mountain Boys and was at the Battle of Hubbardton and a Captain during the Battle of Bennington. A . . . — Map (db m27799) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Shaftsbury — ShaftsburyThe Birthplace, 1805, of Jacob Merritt Howard
Moving west, Howard became Senator from Michigan, & wrote resolutions adopted by Convention at Jackson, July 6, 1854, on which The Republican Party was founded. He was also the sole author of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. His birthplace . . . — Map (db m90226) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Sunderland — SunderlandAllen families lived here
Ira Allen lived on this site by the Batten Kill and as Treasurer and Surveyor-General his "Office" helped shape the destiny of the Republic of Vermont. Here Ethan's family lived; here he dictated his freethinking "Oracles of Reason" in 1782. To his . . . — Map (db m78238) HM
Vermont (Bennington County), Windhall — Scott Nearing & Helen Knothe Nearing
SCOTT NEARING (August 6, 1883 - August 24, 1983) HELEN KNOTHE NEARING (February 23, 1904 - September 17, 1995) Prominent economist, socialist, teacher, writer and scholar, Scott and his wife Helen Knothe, lived in Winhall from 1932 to 1952. . . . — Map (db m94426) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Barnet — Henry Stevens / Henry Stevens, Jr.
Born in Barnet on December 13, 1791, and educated at Peacham Academy, Henry Stevens was at various times a farmer, innkeeper, mill owner, legislator, postmaster, temperance leader, stage line proprietor, and operator of the Passumpsic Turnpike. A . . . — Map (db m77691) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Barnet — The Comerford Development at Fifteen Mile Falls
{Front side} The Connecticut River, starting at the International Boundary, flows 380 miles to the Atlantic Ocean. In its course the river falls 1640 feet. In 1928, the New England Power Association started a two-year project to build one of . . . — Map (db m74467) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Danville — Greenbank's HollowA Forgotten Village
On this site, in 1849, Benjamin Greenbank converted an existing small mill into a 5-story woolen factory. As many as 45 people worked here to produce up to 700 yards of cloth a day. Greenbank's Hollow, as it became known, included a company store, . . . — Map (db m61392) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Danville — Thaddeus Stevens
Born crippled and poor in Danville in 1792, Stevens was schooled by his mother, Sally Morrill Stevens, and at nearby Caledonia County Grammar School, graduating from Dartmouth College in 1814. He became a brilliant lawyer, committed to racial . . . — Map (db m20664) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), East Burke — Mountain View Farm
This farm was established in 1883 by Elmer A. Darling (1848-1931), a native of East Burke who became part owner/manager of the world famous Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City. After the hotel closed in 1908, Mr. Darling retired to the life of a . . . — Map (db m75981) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Lyndon Center — Vail Campus
Dedicated to the memory of Theodore Newton Vail (1848–1920), president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, a most generous benefactor of Lyndon Institute and Vail Agricultural School – one who had faith in the young people . . . — Map (db m87926) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Lyndonville — Theodore N. VailPioneer in Creating the Telephone Industry
bought a farmhouse on this site in 1883. Continually enlarged by Vail, it became his permanent residence and office. Conferences held here culminated in the creation of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company with Vail its president, who . . . — Map (db m75108) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Peacham — Caledonia County Grammar School
Caledonia County was set out from Orange County in 1792. Peacham chose to provide a County grammar school rather than a courthouse. The Caledonia County Grammar School (Peacham Academy) was chartered in 1795, the third County grammar school in . . . — Map (db m77694) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Ryegate — James Whitehill Stone House1808
In the style of a Scottish stone croft (farmhouse), this house was erected by James Whitehill, a prosperous farmer and one of a large number of immigrants from Inchinnan Parish, Scotland, who settled Ryegate under the sponsorship of the Scotch . . . — Map (db m77692) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Saint Johnsbury — First American Platform Scale
After experimenting with new types of farm equipment, plows and stoves, Thaddeus Fairbanks invented the platform scale here in 1830. With his brothers Erastus and Joseph, he founded the company which still bears their name. Many St. Johnsbury . . . — Map (db m77603) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Saint Johnsbury — St. Johnsbury Trade School
Vermont's first and for many years only four year vocational school opened on Western Avenue on September 3, 1918. Needing skilled workers during World War I, Fairbanks, Morse & Co. started an all-day co-operative school where young men could learn . . . — Map (db m77584) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), St Johnsbury — First American Platform Scale
After experimenting with new types of farm equipment, plows, and stoves, Thaddeus Fairbanks invented the platform scale here in 1830. With his brothers Erastus and Joseph, he founded the company which still bears their name. Many St. Johnsbury . . . — Map (db m74468) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), St Johnsbury — Northeastern Speedway
Opened on July 18, 1959 as Vermont’s first organized auto racing track under the guidance of the Northeastern Racing Association, the State’s first motor sports sanctioning body. By instituting formal point and purse structures and focusing on . . . — Map (db m65865) HM
Vermont (Caledonia County), Wheelock — WheelockThe Dartmouth College Land Grant
When Eleazer Wheelock founded Dartmouth in 1769, he sought land grants to support the new college. In 1785 the Vermont legislature chartered and named a town of 23,000 acres for Wheelock. In the early 1800's substantial support for financially . . . — Map (db m87807) HM
Vermont (Chittenden), Burlington — Andrew Harris 1814-1841First African American Graduate of the University of Vermont, 1838 — Abolitionist & Advocate of Black Equality
"We consider it criminal in the sight of God and man, longer silently to submit to our indignities, or suffer them to be transmitted to posterity." Andrew Harris was one of the first African Americans to earn a college degree. The antislavery . . . — Map (db m97754) HM
Vermont (Chittenden), Burlington — First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House
Designed by noted architect Peter Banner of Boston, the Federal-style Meeting House was built in 1816 for the First Congregational Society (Unitarian) and is the oldest surviving place of worship in Burlington. Banner's design features a projecting . . . — Map (db m97755) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment
On June 24, 1861, the first Vermont soldiers who enlisted for service in the Civil War for three years left Burlington for Washington by rail. Four days earlier, the 866 officers and men from across the state had been mustered into the Union Army . . . — Map (db m75584) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Athletic Park
Located on the streetcar line between Burlington and Winooski, Athletic Park was the home of the University of Vermont's baseball and football teams and track-and-field events from 1887 until Centennial Field opened in 1906. It was also where . . . — Map (db m75483) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Battery ParkScene of British Attack in War of 1812
Here in June 1813, a Vermonter, Lieut. Churchill, and men built a parapet and set up a battery. On Aug. 3 a British gunboat and 2 sloops, 1½ miles offshore, began a cannonade. This attack was repulsed in 20 minutes by the American Battery and . . . — Map (db m75582) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Burial Place of General Ethan AllenBorn 1738 – Died 1789
The mortal remains of Ethan Allen, Vermont leader, fighter, writer and philosopher, lie in this cemetery beneath the marble statue, but his spirit is in Vermont now. — Map (db m51646) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Burlington Civil War Memorial1907
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Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Captain John Lonergan1837 - 1902 — Hero of Gettysburg
In this park on July 22, 1863, Vermont's only ethnic Civil War unit was welcomed home from the battle of Gettysburg. Lonergan commanded Co. A, 13th VT Regiment - the Irish Company - and he received the Medal of Honor for gallantry in the battle. . . . — Map (db m88639) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Celebrating ChamplainParades and Pagentry
In July 1609, Samuel de Champlain became the first European to set eyes on Lake Champlain. Three hundred years later, in July of 1909, communities around Lake Champlain celebrated the tercentenial of Champlain's expedition. Burlington marked the . . . — Map (db m91649) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Centennial Field
Named to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the University of Vermont’s first graduating class, Centennial Field has been the home of UVM athletics since 1906. The three ballparks that have stood on this site have hosted semi-professional and . . . — Map (db m23429) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Chittenden County Trust Company1931
This Beaux Arts-style building, with its symmetrical marble facades, prominent cornices, sculptural ancient Greek and Roman details, and arched windows and doors, was designed by famed Boston architects Harper & West at the request of the . . . — Map (db m93055) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Church Street — Burlington, VT
Had you stood at this location in the early 1800s, you would have had to lift your skirt off the dirt lane to step up onto the plank sidewalk or guard your hat from the danger of low wooden canopies. Pedestrians competed with horse and carriage on . . . — Map (db m23579) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Church Street Marketplace
In 1962 architecture student Bill Truex experienced the transformation of Stroget, Copenhagen's main shopping area from traffic-snarled nightmare to successful pedestrian mall. Seven years later, while on the Burlington Planning Commission, Truex . . . — Map (db m89110) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Church Street Marketplace
In 1962 architecture student Bill Truex experienced the transformation of Stroget, Copenhagen's main shopping area from traffic-snarled nightmare to successful pedestrian mall. Seven years later, while on the Burlington Planning Commission, Truex . . . — Map (db m89112) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — City Hall Park — Burlington, VT
In 1797, a city planned grid system was laid out for Burlington, incorporating the few transportation routes that existed, including King, Pearl, Church and Battery Streets. At the city’s center, space was reserved for a park (now City Hall Park) . . . — Map (db m23580) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Ethan AllenPark is Site of Farm Owned by Hero of Ticonderoga
Putting behind him the martial deeds of a hero, Ethan came here in 1787 to till the soil as a peaceful farmer. On Feb. 12, 1789, he died here after a trip across the ice to South Hero. Memorial Tower was built on Indian Rock, traditional Algonquin . . . — Map (db m75585) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Ethan Allen Park - Wilderness in the City
A century ago, most of this area was rural, but people were beginning to build houses here. William Van Patten owned many acres of land locally, and he wanted a park in this new neighborhood. He got on his old horse, Mattie, and let her find easy . . . — Map (db m89149) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — General William Wells / Dr. H. Nelson Jackson(1837-1892) / (1872-1955)
General William Wells (1837-1892) In 1861 William Wells joined the First Vermont Cavalry as a Private and rose to the rank of Brevet Major-General. Promoted more times than any other Vermonter during the American Civil War, he participated in . . . — Map (db m75549) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Grace Goodhue Coolidge
On Oct. 4, 1905, at 2:30 p.m. in front of the bay window in the parlor of this house, Grace Goodhue married Calvin Coolidge of Plymouth Notch, VT. Calvin Coolidge became President of the United States and Grace served as First Lady from 1923-1929. . . . — Map (db m75591) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Howard William Plant memorial
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Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — John DeweyPhilosopher and Pioneer in Modern Education
Born here on Oct. 20, 1859, John Dewey attended local schools and in 1879 graduated from the University of Vermont. Dewey was world-renowned as a philosopher and author of many books. Ideas drawn from his educational doctrines profoundly influenced . . . — Map (db m75558) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Little Italy
Beginning in the early 1900s, the area directly to the east housed numerous emigrants. Many moved here from Italy with hopes to build better lives. Some worked in the lumber mills and railroad yards that bordered the lake. In the process, they . . . — Map (db m75562) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Mary Martha Fletcher(1830-1885)
Mary Fletcher, born in Jericho, Vt., moved here with her family at age 20. Following her father’s death, the family established Fletcher Free Library (1873). Mary Fletcher continued her parents’ benefactions. She founded Mary Fletcher Hospital . . . — Map (db m75501) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Quadricentennial CelebrationBurlington's International Waterfront Festival
During July 2009, the City of Burlington staged a 13-day International Waterfront Festival to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's bold expedition into the lake that today bears his name. The festival included artists, diplomats, . . . — Map (db m91614) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Saint-Joseph Parish
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Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Samuel de Champlain1570-1635
Founder of New France. Dedicated July 2, 2009 in celebration of the 400th anniversary of his trip down the lake in the summer of 1609. Champlain College is forever grateful to Trustee Emeritus and friend John W. Heisse Jr., M.D. for commissioning . . . — Map (db m87969)
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Site of the American House1808 - 1893
Site of the American House 1808-1893 Presidents Monroe, Van Buren, Pierce, Grant Generals Scott, Wool, Hampton Henry Clay, and other famous famous people entertained here. — Map (db m21813) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Site of the Old Gas Station
Original home of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Founded May 5, 1978 Placed in commemoration of their Tenth Anniversary Celebration June 4, 1988 — Map (db m89108) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — The Battery
The battery of thirteen guns on this ground repulsed an attack of three British gunboats June 13 1813 It was the defense of Burlington and of the United States Army here encamped during the war of 1812 This tablet was erected by the Green Mountain . . . — Map (db m75564) HM WM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — Vermont / Steamer "Vermont"
Vermont Major Cross-State Route to the Connecticut River From this point, where the Winans launched their steamer "Vermont" in 1808, travelers drive eastward on Route US 2, cutting through the Green Mountain Range at Bolton to the Capitol at . . . — Map (db m75561) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Burlington — William Wells
Brevet Major General U.S. Vols. 1837-1892 First Lieut. Co. C 1st Vermont Cavalry Oct. 14 1861 Captain Co. C Nov. 18 1861 Major Dec. 30 1862 Colonel July 2 1864 Brevet Brigadier General U.S. Vols. Feb. 22 1865 Brevet Major General U.S. . . . — Map (db m75579) HM WM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Charlotte — The Charlotte WhaleThe Vermont State Fossil
In 1849 an 11,000 year old Beluga Whale was found north of this site in what had been the Champlain Sea. Resident J.G. Thorp collected the bones, and naturalist Zadock Thompson assembled the skeleton now displayed in the Perkins Museum of Geology . . . — Map (db m75963) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Colchester — ColchesterThe Early Years
By 1763, the English had driven the French armies from Canada making the Champlain Valley safe for settlement. In the same year, King George III chartered Colchester Township on the Onion River - now known as the Winooski. In 1773, Ira Allen's . . . — Map (db m86658) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Colchester — Colchester Log Schoolhouse
In 1810, Vermont State Law required towns to raise a minimum of 1 cent on the dollar in property taxes for support of town schools. The one room schoolhouse before you was built between 1815 and 1827 to serve students on the area once known as South . . . — Map (db m88739) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Colchester — Ray W. Collins
A descendant of one of Burlington’s original settlers, Ray Williston Collins was born on this farm on February 11, 1887. After graduating from Burlington High School and the University of Vermont, Collins joined the Boston Red Sox in 1909 and soon . . . — Map (db m86646) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Essex Junction — There's Only One Essex Junction
There is Only One Essex Junction What's in a Name? This village was originally known as Hubbel's Falls after an early settler who built a mill in Essex on the Winooski River. During the autumn of 1849 the Vermont Central's owner, . . . — Map (db m92207) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Hinesburg — Chester Arthur
Boyhood home of President Chester A. Arthur 1833 - 1835. — Map (db m97559) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Hinesburg — Early Black Settlers
(side 1) On this hill from 1795 to 1865 thrived an African American farming community. The first settlers at the bottom of this road in 1798, from MA, were Samuel Peters, Hannah Lensemen & husband Prince Peters. Prince served in Captain . . . — Map (db m86659) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Jericho — "Snowflake" BentleyJericho's world famous snowflake authority
For fifty years Wilson A. Bentley, a farmer and self taught scientist, developed his technique of photomicrography to reveal to the world the grandeur and mystery of the snowflake — its universal hexagonal shape and its infinite number of . . . — Map (db m74314) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Jericho — Chittenden Mills
Named for Thomas Chittenden, first governor of Vermont and great-great grandfather of Frank Howe. Frank and his father Lucian rebuilt this mill in 1885 changing from grinding with millstones to the new gradual reduction roller process. Grain was . . . — Map (db m97753) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Milton — Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain
These islands were first seen by a European in 1609, when Samuel De Champlain explored the Lake which bears his name and claimed them for the King of France. Ceded in 1763 to Britain, they became part of the Royal Colony of New York. After 1776, . . . — Map (db m74516) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — A Tribute to the Cochran Family of Richmond, VT
A skiing family....whose combined efforts as members of U.S. ski teams in Olympic and world competition have brought fame and recognition to themselves, their nation and to this Vermont ...Community Gold Medal Winner Barbara Cochran . . . — Map (db m76392) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — Edmunds' BirthplaceSite of Homestead of Lawyer and Statesman
George F. Edmunds, one of this nation’s foremost legislators, was born on this farm, Feb. 1, 1828. After serving at Montpelier as Speaker, he represented Vermont in Washington as Senator for 25 years, and presided over the Senate when Arthur was . . . — Map (db m86661) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — Huntington Gorge / Deaths at the Huntington GorgeSite of Richmond’s first grist mill and electric generating plant
Huntington Gorge By 1802, John Preston had built a grist mill here at Richmond’s best water-power site. It was operated continuously for a century, last of all by the Robinson family. The Richmond Light and Power Co. converted the mill in 1903 . . . — Map (db m86802) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — Richmond's Fallen Son
10th Mountain Division Richmond's Fallen Son PFC Adam J. Muller US Army Gunner HHC, 1st BSTB -Team Iroquois Killed serving our country in Iraq 11/5/07 — Map (db m76391) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — The Citizens of Richmond
In Memoriam erected by The Citizens of Richmond in honor of her patriotic men and women who served their country in the World War 1917 - 1919 — Map (db m76390) WM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Richmond — The Round Church / Richmond, Vermont
The Round Church This 16-sided church, Richmond's first meeting house, was built by a group led by William Rhodes in 1812-12 on land donated by Issac Gleason & Thomas Whitcomb. The first Proprietors were members of five denominations: Baptist, . . . — Map (db m76387) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Shelburne — Ticonderoga
1906•Shelburne, Vermont•Original owner: Champlain Transportation Company •Moved to museum: 1955 The 220-foot Ticonderoga is America's last remaining walking beam side-wheel passenger steamer, and a National Historic Landmark. Serving a . . . — Map (db m97385) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Winooski — Fort Frederick
Near this site in 1773 the first settlers Ira Allen and his uncle Remember Baker built of hewed timbers the block house called Fort Frederick as a protection from Indians and Yorkers It had 32 port holes and in it were held the meetings of . . . — Map (db m79911) HM
Vermont (Chittenden County), Winooski — Native Americans and Winooski
Imagine a time machine taking us back to this spot 500 years ago. We would see a deep, rocky waterfall now hidden under the ponded area behind the Winooski One hydroelectric dam, an extensive forest of small pine trees and small fields of corn, . . . — Map (db m89141) HM
Vermont (Essex County), Concord — 1st Normal SchoolPioneer in Teacher Training
The first recognized school for the purpose of training teachers was conducted near here by the Rev. Samuel Read Hall, 1823-25. Practice teaching was employed, with lectures on Schoolkeeping, which became in 1829, the first professional book for . . . — Map (db m74469) HM
Vermont (Essex County), East Concord — George Lansing FoxOne of the 4 Dorchester Chaplains
Called from his Gilman parish to serve as a Chaplain in World War II, First Lieutenant Fox died when the Dorchester was torpedoed in the North Atlantic. Giving his life jacket to a soldier, he perished with three other chaplains, in one of the most . . . — Map (db m77604) HM
Vermont (Essex County), Granby — Rogers' Rangers Cemetery1759
This stone cairn marks the graves of two Rogers' Rangers who died during the French and Indian War. Their gruesome deaths were recorded in the diary of Lieutenant George Campbell: "(Sergeant) Lewis had told me that his party had shot a Moose near a . . . — Map (db m75587) HM
Vermont (Essex County), Guildhall — VermontMajor cross-state route
U.S. 2 is the major highway between the Atlantic and Lake Champlain. It leads through St. Johnsbury, the maple sugar center, down the Winooski River to Montpelier, through the tallest mountains at Bolton Gorge to Lake Champlain at Burlington, . . . — Map (db m77605) HM
Vermont (Essex County), Island Pond — Island Pond
Pioneer Railroad Planner John A. Poor’s dream of an International Railway connecting Montreal, Canada with the Ice-free harbor of Portland, Maine became a reality on July 18, 1853, when the first through trains met at this great halfway point on . . . — Map (db m75118) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), Enosburg Falls — Birthplace of Larry Gardner
Larry Gardner was born in the house at 14 School Street on May 13, 1886. After leading Enosburg Falls High School to the 1905 state baseball championship and starring at the University of Vermont for three seasons, Gardner joined the Boston Red Sox . . . — Map (db m77847) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), Fairfield — Chester A. ArthurBirthplace of 21st President
Although the exact location is debated, Chester A. Arthur was born on Oct. 5, 1829 in Fairfield. He became a New York lawyer and politician and was elected Vice-President in 1880. Upon the assasination of James Garfield, Arthur became president on . . . — Map (db m36935) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), Fairfield — Chester A. Arthur21st President of the United States
Research indicates Chester Alan Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont, on October 5, 1829. When he was less than a year old his parents moved to a new parsonage built at this site. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Union College, he became a . . . — Map (db m36936) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), Fairfield — Consuelo Northrop Bailey
Side A Born in Fairfield in 1899 at her family farm, Consuelo Northrop attended grade school in Sheldon and high school in St. Albans. In 1921 she graduated from the University of Vermont. Later she entered Boston University Law School, . . . — Map (db m65132) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), Highgate Center — Saxe's Mills
Here in 1786 John Saxe, (Johannes Sachse) a Loyalist from Rhinebeck, N.Y, built the area's first gristmill. His sons added a sawmill, potashery, general store, post office, and tavern. They incorporated the town of Highgate in this house in 1805, . . . — Map (db m74652) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), Sheldon — Colonel Elisha Sheldon1741-1805
In 1776, at the request of General Washington, Elisha Sheldon was commissioned by Congress to raise a regiment of cavalry. Named the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons, the unit served with distinction throughout the Revolutionary War. In 1791, Colonel . . . — Map (db m43774) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), Sheldon — Sheldon, VermontSite of Civil War Action — October 19, 1864
On their retreat to Canada after an attack on St. Albans, a 22-man Confederate detachment rode into Sheldon near dark. Crossing a covered bridge which stood on the site, they set it on fire, but alert village citizens saved the bridge. In great . . . — Map (db m76883) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), Sheldon Junction — Fenian RaidsAttempted Canadian Invasion North of Here — 1866 and 1870
After Civil War, two attempts of Irish patriots to invade Canada and set up a free Irish republic were repulsed between Franklin and Cook's Corners. Fenians gathered in St. Albans, marched via Sheldon to the border but were stopped by Canadian arms . . . — Map (db m74434) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), St. Albans — Camp Holbrook
This site, the former Henry Seymour farm, became a Civil War camp named in honor of Vermont’s second Civil War Governor, Frederick Holbrook. Over 1000 men of the 5th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment camped on this land and were mustered in to . . . — Map (db m86591) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), St. Albans — St. Albans Raid
The Civil War entered Vermont, October 19, 1864, when 22 Confederates spread terror from the north, robbed three banks and shot up the town. Stealing horses, they fled back into Canada. There, after trial, they were freed and the banks partially . . . — Map (db m61958) HM
Vermont (Franklin County), Swanton — Missisquoi Village and MissionSwanton / Highgate
The ancient Missisquoi / Mazipskoik Abenaki village was the region's focal point into the 1760's. In 1744, Jesuits built a cabin which served into the 1790's as the first longterm Christian mission in Vermont. Speculators took much of the Abenaki . . . — Map (db m44655) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), Alburgh — Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain
These islands were first seen by a European in 1609, when Samuel de Champlain explored the Lake which bears his name and claimed them for the King of France. Ceded in 1763 to Britain, they became part of the Royal Colony of New York. After 1776, . . . — Map (db m75482) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), Alburgh — Missile Site
First Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Site east of the Mississippi River. Built 1960 - 1962 by the U.S. Air Force. — Map (db m75481) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), Alburgh — The Bohannon SiteA Native American Village
{Front side} In 2007, archaeologists completed investigations discovering a pre-Contact village occupied sometime between A.D. 1400-1600. Evidence of longhouses, and cooking and food processing, provide clues about the villagers' lives. . . . — Map (db m74725) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), Grand Isle — Hyde Log CabinBuilt circa 1783
This pioneer log cabin was one of the first buildings constructed in this area. Built from cedar logs by Jedediah Hyde, Jr., an engineer and veteran of the Revolutionary War, it was the home of the Hyde family for over 150 years. The cabin has one . . . — Map (db m75485) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — A Place Of Pilgrimage
Many centuries before Samuel de Champlain's July 1609 landfall, Isle La Mottte had been a meeting place for the lake's neighboring native peoples. The Wonbanakiak on the eastern shore called the land Bitawbagw, or "the waters between," while the . . . — Map (db m49374) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — Samuel de Champlain Monument
Created in the Vermont Pavilion during the Universal and International Exposition of 1967 at Montreal, Canada. Presented to the Town of Isle La Motte by the State of Vermont. Dedicated on July 7, 1968. — Map (db m74722) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — Site of French Fort Ste. AnneVermont's oldest settlement
On this shore was the site of Fort Ste. Anne built in 1666 by Capt. Pierre La Motte for defense against the Mohawks. The Jesuits celebrated the first Mass and erected the first Chapel. Though not permanent, this was Vermont's first white . . . — Map (db m74721) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — Sweet's Ferry
From here, "The Chazy Landing Ferry," completed the major automobile route across northern Lake Champlain from Isle La Motte, VT, to Chazy Landing, NY, before the Rouses Point-Alburgh bridge was built. In 1905 Will Sweet designed, built, owned, and . . . — Map (db m74718) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), Isle La Motte — Theodore Roosevelt's Visit to Isle La Motte
On this site on September 6, 1901, Vice President Teddy Roosevelt was a guest at the home of Lieut. Gov. Nelson Fisk to be the main speaker at the annual meeting of the Vermont Fish and Game League. Here Roosevelt learned that President McKinley . . . — Map (db m74729) HM
Vermont (Grand Isle County), South Hero — Ebenezer AllenSite of pioneer's tavern
Here Ethan Allen's cousin, Ebenezer, made the first settlement on South Hero. From his tavern, Ethan, one of the "heroes" for whom the islands were named, started homeward across the ice to Burlington, Feb. 11, 1789. Stricken en route, the Green . . . — Map (db m86595) HM
Vermont (Lamoille County), Belvidere Center — George Washington HendersonFirst African-American Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Minister, Educator, Champion of His Race
Born in Virginia in 1850, Henderson was employed as a servant by Henry Carpenter, adjutant in the Eighth Vermont Regiment in the Civil War. In 1865 he accompanied Carpenter to his home in Belvidere and began "to learn his letters." After study with . . . — Map (db m74259) HM
Vermont (Lamoille County), Cambridge — Cambridge Junction Bridge
This bridge was built in 1887 by George W. Holmes in order to access an important railroad junction and the surrounding village of Cambridge Junction. The Burr Arch structure has a clear span of 135 feet, making it one of the longest spans of its . . . — Map (db m94319) HM
Vermont (Lamoille County), Johnson — Julian Scott1846-1901
Julian Scott, Vermont’s most renowned Civil War artist, was born in this Johnson house in 1846. At the start of the Civil War, when only 15, he enlisted as a fifer in the Third Vermont Regiment. Scott was awarded a Medal of Honor -- for rescuing . . . — Map (db m77551) HM
Vermont (Lamoille County), Morrisville — Morrisville Depot
Built c. 1872 by the St. Johnsbury and Lamoille County Railroad, a division of the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad, this depot served as an important stop linking Portland, Maine and the Great Lakes for nearly a century. The original portion of the . . . — Map (db m97752) HM
Vermont (Lamoille County), Stowe — Smugglers Notch
The southern gateway to Mount Mansfield and Smugglers Notch is via Route 100, once a plank road, the bed for Mt. Mansfield Electric Rail Road, and one of the earliest concrete roads. From the village of Stowe, Route 108 meanders past the base of . . . — Map (db m85568) HM
Vermont (Lamoille County), Wolcott — Fisher BridgeWolcott, Vermont
This bridge, spanning the Lamoille River on the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County R. R., is the last railroad covered bridge still in regular use in Vermont and one of the very few left in the U.S. Built in 1908, it is the only remaining with . . . — Map (db m36934) HM
Vermont (Lamoille County), Wolcott — Reverend George S. Brown(1801-1886)
Reverend Brown was the first African American Methodist minister in Vermont. He was born in Newport, RI and became a Methodist minister in Kingsbury, NY in 1833. He made a living by building stone walls; many of which are still standing today. . . . — Map (db m77582) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Bradford — BradfordHome of Maker of 1st Globes and Birthplace of Adm. Clark
James Wilson, a Bradford farmer and self-taught engraver, in early 1800’s made and sold the first geographical globes in the U.S. Adm. Chas. Clark, born here in 1843, was Captain of the “Oregon”, which sailed around the Cape Horn to . . . — Map (db m65832) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Bradford — BradfordJames Wilson, Globe Maker
Located 100 yards beyond this marker is the site where James Wilson had his home and workshop. Between 1808 and 1810 Wilson made and sold the first terrestrial and celestial globes in North America. Born in Londonderry, N.H., in 1763, Wilson was a . . . — Map (db m87995) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Bradford — Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark U.S.N.
Born Bradford, Vermont August 10, 1843 Died Long Beach California Oct. 1. 1922 Entered Annapolis Naval Academy Sept. 29, 1860 With Farragut Battle Mobile Bay Aug 5, 1864 Race of U.S.S. Oregon from California to Florida Mar. 16-May 26, 1898 . . . — Map (db m65831) HM WM
Vermont (Orange County), Brookfield — The Floating Bridge
Since 1820, eight versions of the Floating Bridge have spanned Sunset Lake, each serving as a unique gateway to Brookfield Village. Previous versions of the bridge were constructed with a variety of materials, including massive timbers, 50-gallon . . . — Map (db m95451) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Fairlee — Nathaniel Niles1741 – 1828
Revolutionary War patriot and author of the popular ode "The American Hero," written in celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill, Nathaniel Niles was an original settler of Fairlee, then founder of West Fairlee, and first minister of this church. He . . . — Map (db m65091) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Fairlee — Samuel MoreyPioneer Inventor of Steam and Gas Engines lived here
Samuel Morey, resident of Orford and later Fairlee, successfully operated a steamboat on the Conn. River in 1793. Making over 4000 experiments, this early scientist patented an internal combustion engine in 1826 to anticipate the age of the motor . . . — Map (db m32118) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Bayley-Hazen Military Road1776 - 1779 — Began Just North at Wells River
Conceived, planned, laid out & financed by Newbury founder, Gen. Jacob Bayley 1726–1815, who on Nov. 24, 1775, presented his plan to Gen. George Washington for a shorter military route to Canada. On Washington's orders, Bayley began road in . . . — Map (db m87961) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Col. Thomas Johnson
To the memory of Col. THOMAS JOHNSON an early settler of this state and a brave and efficient officer in the Revolutionary war. His duties as a civil and military officer were performed with unblemished integrity. In private life a faithful friend . . . — Map (db m89735) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Colonel Thomas Johnson1742 - 1819
One of the first settlers of Newbury, 1762, Influential in organizing the town and state; Revolutionary officer; Aid to General Lincoln at Ticonderoga, 1777, A prisoner in Canada 1781, Elected representative ten times. This marks the location of . . . — Map (db m87960) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — ElmbankHome of Charles Ross Taggart — "The Old Country Fiddler"
Born on March 19, 1871, Charles Ross Taggart, "The Man From Vermont", grew up in Topsham, VT and in 1907 moved his family to this house which he named Elmbank. Beginning in 1895, Taggart, a humorist and musician, traveled all over the U.S., . . . — Map (db m87964) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — General Jacob Bayley1726 - 1815
{East side} Patriot A pioneer of strong unselfish purpose A patriot of uncompromising fidelity A soldier unstained by personal ambition A citizen ever devoted to the public good {South side} Soldier French and Indian war . . . — Map (db m88114) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Jacob BayleyFounder of Newbury and Revolutionary War General
Veteran of the Indian Wars, Bayley led a migration of settlers from Newbury, Mass to the rich lands of the Coos here at the Great ox-Bow. A staunch patriot, he bitterly opposed the "Haldimand Negotiations" carried on with Canada by Ethan & Ira . . . — Map (db m87994) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Old Court HouseHere Stood From 1773 to 1801
The old court house with jail connected for Gloucester County New York, which became Orange County Vermont. It was used for a meeting house until 1788. The Legislature of 1787 met in this building. A few rods northerly stood the log fort of . . . — Map (db m48618) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Randolph Center — Jonathan Peckham Miller1797 - 1847 — Freedom Fighter
Jonathan Peckham Miller was born in Randolph and educated at Orange County Grammar School close to this spot. When he fought in the Greek Revolution for freedom from the Turks in the 1820s, he was known internationally as “the American . . . — Map (db m95450) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Randolph Center — RandolphHome of Justin Morgan
In 1791, Schoolmaster Justin Morgan brought into Vermont the colt that was to bear his name and to make them both famous. This Morgan horse which Justin Morgan took as payment of a debt, became the ancestor of one of the greatest breeds of horses . . . — Map (db m79946) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Randolph Center — Randolph State Normal School1867-1911
Near this site stood the first Public School in Vermont for special training of teachers. It burned in 1893; rebuilt at a cost of $12,000 in 1894. Many of the 1623 graduates had long and distinguished careers in the educational professions. Four . . . — Map (db m79924) HM
Vermont (Orange County), South Strafford — Elizabeth Mine
In the 1790s a body of ore was discovered here, leading to the production of copperas from 1809 - 1880s and the intermittent production of copper from 1832 - 1958. The mine site covered 850 acres, and over three million tons of ore were extracted . . . — Map (db m64920) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Strafford — Furnace Flat
In this area, what may have been the first use of hot blast to smelt copper adjacent to a mine in the United States took place. During the winter of 1833-1834, Isaac Tyson, Jr., invented a hot-blast system for smelting copper. Assisted by smelting . . . — Map (db m94486) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Strafford — Justin Smith Morrill / Morrill Homestead
{Side A} Justin Smith Morrill 1810-1898 Born in Strafford Village, Justin S. Morrill was the son of a blacksmith. He entered politics in 1854 serving in the United States Congress for a total of nearly 44 years. As a member of the House of . . . — Map (db m94485) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Strafford — StraffordBirthplace of Justin Smith Morrill
Born April 14, 1810, Senator Morrill served 43 years in the Congress. He won unique fame as author of the Morrill Acts, signed by Abraham Lincoln, 1862. These established our land-grant colleges and universities, securing and broadening higher . . . — Map (db m65008) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Tunbridge — Site of 1780 Raid
On the Tunbridge hilltop, across the meadow, three hundred Indians, led by the British in the wanning years of the Revolutionary War, laid in wait the night of Oct. 15, 1780. As dawn approached on the 16th, they began their pillaging, reducing . . . — Map (db m73916) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Tunbridge — Tunbridge World's Fair
This fair, founded in 1867 and held by the Union Agricultural Society on this site since 1875, was named "The World's Fair' by Lt. Governor Burnham Martin. The annual celebration reflects accomplishments of farmers and families by reinforcing their . . . — Map (db m85974) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Williamstown — Davenport Birthplace
Thomas Davenport was born on the West Hill in 1802 and worked in a blacksmith shop by the village stream. Later, in Brandon, invented the first commutator, and, in 1837, patented the first electric motor. — Map (db m86037) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Williamstown — Thomas DavenportInventor of the electric motor
Born on the West Hill July 9, 1802. Died at the age of 49, July 6 1851, in Salisbury, VT. Buried in Brandon. Near this tablet stood the blacksmith shop where he learned his trade. He invented and made the first ELECTRIC MOTOR in Brandon, Vermont . . . — Map (db m86038) HM

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