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Richmond in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Round Church / Richmond, Vermont

 
 
The Round Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 14, 2014
1. The Round Church Marker
Inscription.
The Round Church
This 16-sided church, Richmond's first meeting house, was built by a group led by William Rhodes in 1812-12 on land donated by Issac Gleason & Thomas Whitcomb. The first Proprietors were members of five denominations: Baptist, Christian, Congregational, Methodist & Universalist. Richmond Town Meetings were held here for 160 years, until 1973, when it was closed due to structural problems an for restoration. Maintained by the Richmond Historical Society, and staffed by volunteers, this National Historic Landmark is used for tours, meetings, ecumenical services, weddings, and concerts.

Richmond, Vermont
Richmond sits along a natural east-west corridor, the Winooski River. The Abenaki used this corridor for 10,000 to 12,000 years. Archaeologists have established a fall hunting site used around 1500 AD at the mouth of the Huntington River. Richmond was created by an Act of the Vermont Legislature on October 2y7, 1794 from parts of the towns of New Huntington, Williston & Jericho. A small section of Bolton was annexed on October 25, 1804. The first businesses in town were located near this church. Richmond was also a stopping point for early travelers on the Winooski Turnpike (US Route 2) between Burlington and Montpelier. After the railroad was completed in 1849, the town center shifted to the

Richmond, Vermont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 14, 2014
2. Richmond, Vermont Marker
north.
 
Erected 2003 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 44° 23.968′ N, 72° 59.938′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is on Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VT 05477, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Citizens of Richmond (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond's Fallen Son (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tribute to the Cochran Family of Richmond, VT (about 300 feet away); Edmunds' Birthplace (approx. 2.1 miles away); Huntington Gorge / Deaths at the Huntington Gorge (approx. 2.6 miles away); "Snowflake" Bentley (approx. 5 miles away); Early Black Settlers (approx. 6.6 miles away); Chittenden Mills (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Round Church - Richmond Historical Society. (Submitted on August 20, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Wideview of the Round Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 14, 2014
3. Wideview of the Round Church Marker
National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 14, 2014
4. National Historic Landmark Plaque
Round Church
Built 1812 - 1814
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This building possesses National significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
1996
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Round Church Pulpit image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 14, 2014
5. Round Church Pulpit
Round Church Interior image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 14, 2014
6. Round Church Interior
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on September 22, 2016.
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