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Wolcott in Lamoille County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Reverend George S. Brown

(1801-1886)

 
 
Reverend George S. Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 25, 2014
1. Reverend George S. Brown Marker
Inscription.
Reverend Brown was the first African American Methodist minister in Vermont. He was born in Newport, RI and became a Methodist minister in Kingsbury, NY in 1833. He made a living by building stone walls; many of which are still standing today. Brown served as a missionary to Liberia from 1837-1843. In 1855 he organized Methodist classes in Wolcott and supervised the building of the church in 1856. As far as can be determined this is the only church he served in the United States as the preacher in charge. He died in Glens Falls, NY.
 
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 32.883′ N, 72° 27.749′ W. Marker is in Wolcott, Vermont, in Lamoille County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Highway East (Vermont Route 15) 0.2 miles west of School Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4023 Grand Army of the Republic Highway East, Wolcott VT 05680, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fisher Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Morrisville Depot (approx. 6.8 miles away); Historic Kent Tavern (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Wideview of Reverend George S. Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 25, 2014
2. Wideview of Reverend George S. Brown Marker
Wolcott United Methodist Church (built 1856) is to the right of the marker.
Marker is located next to the Wolcott United Methodist Church.
 
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Wolcott United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 25, 2014
3. Wolcott United Methodist Church
 
 
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