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Middlebury in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Addison County Courthouse

 
 
The Addison County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, July 3, 2019
1. The Addison County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  In 1792, the Vermont Legislature ensured Middlebury’s future prominence by choosing it as the site for Addison County courts. Three courthouses have been built in this area. The original clapboard courthouse shown on the right in the photograph, was located on land that is now part of Court Square, the traffic circle to your left. Known for being exceptionally cold in winter, the old courthouse was moved south on Route 7 where it survived as a harness shop and county fair exhibit hall until its demolition in 1939. It was replaced by the stately brick Queen Anne-style turreted building in front of you, designed by the talented local architect Clinton Smith. Through the terms of the original land bequest, this building reverted to Middlebury Courthouse when the current county courthouse was built behind it in 1995.
 
Erected by Town of Middlebury, Lake Champlain Byway, Federal Highway Administration.
 
Location. 44° 0.839′ N, 73° 9.948′ W. Marker is in Middlebury, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is on Court Street (U.S.
The Addison County Courthouse (second version) image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, July 3, 2019
2. The Addison County Courthouse (second version)
7) near Washington Street, in the median. Marker is in Court Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middlebury VT 05753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Middlebury War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Court Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Willard (within shouting distance of this marker); Middlebury Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emma Willard Memorial (about 500 feet away); Charter House (about 500 feet away); Samuel Miller, Esq. (about 500 feet away); The Battell Block (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlebury.
 
<i>First Addison County Courthouse, Court Square, Middlebury, Vt.</i> image. Click for full size.
photo courtesy of the Middlebury College Library, circa 1860s
3. First Addison County Courthouse, Court Square, Middlebury, Vt.
"First Addison County Courthouse (1796) on Court Square, ca. 1860s. It was moved to Court Street in 1882 and torn down 1939." - Middlebury College Library,
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Last updated on July 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   3. submitted on July 13, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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