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Wallingford in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rural Otter Creek Valley Multiple Resource Area

 
 
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By Dennis Gilkenson, June 15, 2018
1. Rural Otter Creek Valley Multiple Resource Area Marker
Inscription.  The Rural Otter Creek Valley Multiple Resource Area was Vermont’s first rural historic district, honoring the agricultural history of the fertile valley south of Wallingford. Extending south on Route 7 for 3½ miles, the thematic study area includes 14 farmsteads; 5 of the farms were historically associated with the Munson family. Many of the 19th-century houses exhibit fine rural Vermont expressions of Federal and Greek Revival design. Eclectic agrarian buildings document the dominant 19th-century trends in agriculture and dairy, with English, monitor, and dairy barns. The 1888 work on the Israel Munson dairy barn by architect Clinton G. Smith resulted in one of Vermont’s most notable agricultural buildings.
 
Erected 2018 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitecture.
 
Location. 43° 27.513′ N, 72° 58.976′ W. Marker is in Wallingford, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on U.S. 7 0.1 miles south of
Rural Otter Creek Valley Multiple Resource Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, June 15, 2018
2. Rural Otter Creek Valley Multiple Resource Area Marker
Waldo Lane when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wallingford VT 05773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stone Shop (approx. ¾ mile away); Wallingford Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ralph H. Pickett Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Paul P. Harris (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kingsley Grist Mill (approx. 5 miles away); Ira Town Hall c.1800 (approx. 6.6 miles away); Thomas Morgan House (approx. 6.8 miles away); A. W. Gray & Sons (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallingford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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