Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jacob Willetts Deborah Willetts
Widely Known Educators
Lived here in early
Erected 1935 by 1935 NY State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
Location. 41° 46.45′ N, 73° 41.556′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 343 and Acadia Drive, on the right when traveling west on State Route 343. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away); Nine Partners School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Irish and Italian Immigrants / Immigranti Irlandesi ed Italiani (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Firehouse / I Vigili del Fuoco (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Rough Stonework a Specialty" / "Construzioni in Pietra una Specialità" (approx. 0.7 miles away); From Primary School to Town Hall / Da Scuola Elementare a Municipio"Up to Date in Every Respect" / "Aggiornata in Ogni Aspetto" (approx. 0.7 miles away); All Aboard! / Tutti a Bord! (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
Regarding Jacob Willetts Deborah Willetts. Jacob Willetts and Deborah Rogers were early pupils at the nearby Nine Partners Boarding School. They married and became head teachers. Deborah was a mathematician and authority on English grammar. Jacob was an author of textbooks on arithmetic and geography which were extensively used in their day.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.