Springfield in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
James Hartness & Precision Valley Inventors
Newly arrived in Springfield in 1889 to work at the Jones and Lamson Machine Company, James Hartness soon rose to President. A natural leader, he played a vital role in the creation of "Precision Valley". Internationally respected in the machine tool industry, Hartness was President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, wrote extensively on company management issues, served as Governor of Vermont (1920-1922) and founded the Hartness State Airport. Hartness held over 120 patents (including the Flat Turret Lathe) and was an amateur astronomer.
Adna Brown - William L. Bryant - Noah Safford
Amasa Woolson - Joel A.H. Ellis - A.J. Fullam
Jesse Warren - David M. Smith - F.B. Gilman
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 18.087′ N, 72° 28.677′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker can be reached from Orchard Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of The Hartness House Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Orchard Street, Springfield VT 05156, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies Helen Hartness Flanders (within shouting distance of this marker); Stellafane Observatory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Eureka Schoolhouse & Baltimore Covered Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); North Charlestown Village (approx. 4.6 miles away in New Hampshire); William Jarvis (approx. 5.2 miles away); Bomber Crash on Hawks Mountain / Crew of B-29A #44-62228 Crashed Perkinsville, Vermont 15 June 1947 (approx. 5.2 miles away); Charlestown War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away in New Hampshire); Charlestown World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away in New Hampshire). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - James Hartness. (Submitted on July 22, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Hartness House History. (Submitted on July 23, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. 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.