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

Nathaniel Niles

1741 – 1828

 
 
Nathaniel Niles Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
1. Nathaniel Niles Marker
Inscription. 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 came to Fairlee soon after the Revolution from Norwich, Connecticut, where he was active in politics, manufacturing and religion. During a public career that spanned three decades in Vermont, Niles served on the state Supreme Court, as Speaker of the state House of Representatives, as a trustee of Dartmouth College, and as one of Vermont's first two Congressmen. A staunch Jeffersonian Democrat, he led his party in Vermont and also published frequent articles on religious topics.
 
Erected 2007 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 56.579′ N, 72° 13.535′ W. Marker is near Fairlee, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Bear Notch Road, on the left when traveling north on Middlebrook Road. Click for map. The marker is located at West Fairlee Center Congregational Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2406 Middlebrook Road, Fairlee VT 05045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles
Wide view of the Nathaniel Niles marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
2. Wide view of the Nathaniel Niles marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Morey (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Ridge (approx. 5.1 miles away in New Hampshire); Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark U.S.N. (approx. 6 miles away); Bradford (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bradford (approx. 7.3 miles away); Furnace Flat (approx. 9.2 miles away); Strafford (approx. 9.3 miles away); Justin Smith Morrill / Morrill Homestead (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Biographical Directory of the United States Congress - Niles, Nathaniel, (1741 - 1828). (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
The grave of Nathaniel Niles in the West Fairlee Center Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
3. The grave of Nathaniel Niles in the West Fairlee Center Cemetery
 
 
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