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Strafford in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Strafford

Birthplace of Justin Smith Morrill

 
 
Strafford "Birthplace of Justin Smith Morrill" marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
1. Strafford "Birthplace of Justin Smith Morrill" marker
Inscription. 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 education in the U.S.
 
Erected 1956 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 43° 51.925′ N, 72° 22.635′ W. Marker is in Strafford, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Justin Morrill Memorial Highway and Brook Road on Justin Morrill Memorial Highway. Click for map. The marker is located at the south end of the town common. Marker is in this post office area: Strafford VT 05072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Justin Smith Morrill / Morrill Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Furnace Flat (approx. 3.1 miles away); Elizabeth Mine (approx. 3.6 miles away); Tunbridge World's Fair (approx. 6 miles away); Site of 1780 Raid (approx. 6.5 miles away); Wagon Wheels Farm (approx. 7 miles away); Joseph Smith Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away); Jessie LaFountain Bigwood (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Strafford.
 
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Wide view of the Strafford "Birthplace of Justin Smith Morrill" marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
2. Wide view of the Strafford "Birthplace of Justin Smith Morrill" marker

1. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress - Morrill, Justin Smith, (1810 - 1898). (Submitted on May 2, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Vermont Public Radio: 150 Years Later, Revisiting Justin Morrill's Land-Grant College Act. (Submitted on May 3, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Morrill Homestead (1851) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
3. Morrill Homestead (1851)
The Gothic Revival house was designed by Morrill, built for his wedding. It was added to the National Historic Landmarks in 1960 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. The Senator Justin Smith Morrill Homestead State Historic Site has been restored and is open to the public.
 
 
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