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Concord in Essex County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

1st Normal School

Pioneer in Teacher Training

 
 
1st Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
1. 1st Normal School Marker
Inscription.
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 teachers. 2.4 miles south at Concord Corners.
 
Erected 1954 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 44° 25.717′ N, 71° 53.35′ W. Marker is in Concord, Vermont, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Shadow Lake Road on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord VT 05824, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northeastern Speedway (approx. 2.4 miles away); First American Platform Scale (approx. 4.4 miles away); George Lansing Fox (approx. 6.8 miles away); St. Johnsbury Trade School (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named First American Platform Scale (approx. 6.9 miles away); Vail Campus (approx. 9.7 miles away); Theodore N. Vail (approx. 10 miles away); Kilburn Brothers (approx. 10.5 miles away in New Hampshire).
 
Categories. Education
 
Wideview of 1st Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
2. Wideview of 1st Normal School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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