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Norwich in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Public Grammar School

Located on this site

 
 
First Public Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
1. First Public Grammar School Marker
Inscription. On June 17, 1785, the Vermont General Assembly enacted a law which designated “the place for keeping a County Grammar School in and for Windsor County, shall be at the house commonly known by the name the Red Schoolhouse in Norwich,” thus initiating the provision of Vermontís First Constitution for schools of secondary learning.
 
Erected by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
 
Location. 43° 42.83′ N, 72° 18.454′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (U.S. 5) and Main Street (U.S. 5), on the left when traveling east on Church Street. Click for map. The marker is located behind the parking spaces for the Norwich Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Norwich VT 05055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alden Partridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Norwich (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theta Chi Fraternity (about 500 feet away); American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy (about 500 feet away); Early Settlers & Allen R. Foley
Wide view of the First Public Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
2. Wide view of the First Public Grammar School Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Hanover World War II Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Vermont (approx. 4.5 miles away); Disastrous Train Wreck (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norwich.
 
Also see . . .
1. Norwich Village Historic District: National Register Nomination Information. (Submitted on June 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Google Books: A history of Norwich, Vermont By Merritt Elton Goddard, Henry Villiers Partridge. Excerpt discusses the Windsor County Grammar school. (Submitted on June 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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