“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Randolph Center in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)

Jonathan Peckham Miller

1797 - 1847


—Freedom Fighter —

Jonathan Peckham Miller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 24, 2016
1. Jonathan Peckham Miller Marker
Inscription. Jonathan Peckham Miller was born in Randolph and educated at Orange County Grammar School close to this spot. When he fought in the Greek Revolution for freedom from the Turks in the 1820s, he was known internationally as “the American Daredevil.” Jonathan returned to fight for the freedom of slaves in his own country as a member of the Vermont legislature and a champion of the abolitionist movement. An orphan himself, he adopted a Greek orphan, Lucas, who later became a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.
Erected 2015 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 56.357′ N, 72° 36.404′ W. Marker is in Randolph Center, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on East Bethel Road. Click for map. At Vermont Technical College. Marker is in this post office area: Randolph Center VT 05061, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Randolph (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph State Normal School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tunbridge World's Fair (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Floating Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away); Site of 1780 Raid (approx. 7.8 miles away); Wagon Wheels Farm (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Royalton Raid (approx. 9.1 miles away); Jessie LaFountain Bigwood (approx. 9.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Randolph Center.
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016.
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