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Brandon in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Brandon Training School

 
 
Brandon Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
1. Brandon Training School Marker
Inscription.
Established in 1915, the program served Vermonters with mental retardation and developmental disabilities continuously until 1993. Founded as the Brandon State School for Feebleminded Children, the name was changed to Brandon State School in 1929 and later to the Brandon Training School. Begun as a working farm, many original structures still exist, including remnants of a horse racetrack visible from Route 7. The campus grew to include over 30 buildings and 400 acres, and served over 650 persons at its peak in 1968. In the 1980s the population of the facility declined as persons were served in community based programs. The Brandon Training School maintained a proud tradition of quality care and active training throughout its history.
 
Erected 1993 by Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
 
Location. 43° 48.772′ N, 73° 6.197′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on Grove Street (U.S. 7) 0.1 miles south of Arnold District Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located near the "Welcome to Brandon" sign at the entrance to the village. Marker is in this post office area: Brandon VT 05733, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this
Brandon Training School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
2. Brandon Training School Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen A. Douglas (approx. one mile away); Forest Dale Ironworks (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hammond Covered Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away); Kendrick Dam, Pond, Mill, and Ice House (approx. 7.5 miles away); Shoreham Covered Railroad Bridge (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Vermont Sanatorium (approx. 8.2 miles away); Dawn Attack (approx. 8.3 miles away); Battle of Hubbardton (approx. 8.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brandon.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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