Dorset in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Fenton Pottery Site
Jonathon Fenton established a pottery and kiln near this site in 1801. He first made redware from clay found along the banks of the Mettowee River. He then became the first potter in Vermont to make salt-glazed stoneware. In 1810 he moved his pottery to East Dorset. His two sons, Richard Lucas Fenton and Christopher Webber Fenton, also became stoneware potters of note, working in East Dorset and later with the Norton family in Bennington.
Erected 2001 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 15.626′ N, 73° 5.196′ W. Marker is in Dorset, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Dorset Hollow Road and Kirby Hollow Road, on the right when traveling south on Dorset Hollow Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dorset VT 05251, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorset (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Dorset Field Club (approx. ¾ mile away); First Marble Quarry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Harmon's Mint (approx. 2.4 miles away); Birthplace of William Griffith Wilson The Southern Vermont Arts Center (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Revolutionary War (approx. 6.8 miles away); Pearl S. Buck (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dorset.
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