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West Townshend in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Clarina Howard Nichols

 
 
Clarina Howard Nichols Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 5, 2009
1. Clarina Howard Nichols Marker
Inscription.
Born in West Townsend 1810, Clarina Howard became an early advocate of women’s rights. After a divorce in 1843 she married George Nichols. As editor of the Windham County Democrat she strongly advocated women’s property rights, child custody, temperance, and suffrage. In 1852 she became the first woman to address the Vermont Legislature, and lectured throughout New England and the Midwest. Nichols was a staunch abolitionist who seized the opportunity to move with her family to Kansas where her views on slavery and women’s rights were widely accepted. During the Civil War she was director of a home for orphaned black children in Washington, D.C. She died at her son’s home in Pomo, California, in 1885.
 
Erected 2001 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 5.052′ N, 72° 42.689′ W. Marker is in West Townshend, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 30 and Windham Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Route 30. Click for map. Located next to the West Townshend Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: West Townshend VT 05359, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taft Homestead Site
Clarina Howard Nichols Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 5, 2009
2. Clarina Howard Nichols Marker
Looking south. The Taft Homestead Site Marker is on the left.
(here, next to this marker); Scott Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Jamaica Veterans Monument (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Round Schoolhouse (approx. 7 miles away); Newfane Honor Roll (approx. 7.3 miles away); Newfane World War II Monument (approx. 7.3 miles away); Newfane Civil War Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away); In Memory of Jonathan Park (approx. 7.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Responsibilities of Woman - Speech by Clarina Howard Nichols. (Submitted on October 19, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Civil RightsNotable Persons
 
Clarina Howard Nichols Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 5, 2009
3. Clarina Howard Nichols Marker
Looking North. The Clarina Howard Nichols Marker is on the left, partially hidden. The Taft Homestead Site Marker is on the right. The white building with the flag is the West Townshend Post Office.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016.
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