Castleton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
The “Old Chapel”
Castleton Medical College
Castleton Medical College was the first such college in Vermont. This structure, built in 1821, was originally located on Main Street west of the present town library. In 1864 a leading citizen presented the building to Harriet Haskell, Principal of Castleton Seminary. It has served the College as dormitory, classrooms, and chapel and is a reminder of traditions which date back to the College’s founding in 1787. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 36.63′ N, 73° 10.703′ W. Marker is in Castleton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on Seminary Street 0.1 miles south of Main Street (Alternate U.S. 4), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 Seminary Street, Castleton VT 05735, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Vermont's First College" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Hope (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Warren (approx. 0.7 miles away); Edwin L. Drake (approx. 1.7 miles away); Slate Pencil Manufacturing First Slate Quarry in Western Vermont (approx. 3.9 miles away); Matthew Lyon (approx. 4.5 miles away); Site of Oldest Union Church in America (approx. 5.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Castleton.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Castleton State College. (Submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Education • Notable Buildings •
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