Brandon in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Stephen A. Douglas
United States Senator from Illinois 1847 to 1861
Democratic candidate for President of United States
against Abraham Lincoln. Loyal supporter of Lincoln and
the Union in the early days of the War of the Rebellion
Born at Brandon, April 23, 1813
in the cottage west of this site
Died in Chicago, June 3, 1861.
of Brandon VT. April 23, 1913
in commemoration of the
100th anniversary of the birth
Stephen A. Douglas
who was born just west of this monument
The bas-relief on the other side is a replica of the one at the University of Chicago by Lorado Taft. Under the original is an inscription referring to the generous contribution by Mr. Douglas toward the foundation in 1855 of the first university established in Chicago which is now the University of Chicago
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is April 23, 1813.
Location. 43° 48.023′ N, 73° 5.638′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street (U.S. 7) and Pearl Street, on the left when traveling north on Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Grove Street, Brandon VT 05733, 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. A different marker also named Stephen A. Douglas (a few steps from this marker); Brandon Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brandon Training School (approx. one mile away); Forest Dale Ironworks (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Vengeance (approx. 4.4 miles away); Hammond Covered Bridge (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Ruth Stone House / Green Apples (approx. 6 miles away); Kendrick Dam, Pond, Mill, and Ice House (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandon.
Also see . . . Brandon Museum at the Stephen A Douglas Birthplace. Brandon VT website entry (Submitted on July 19, 2019.)
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