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Near Fairlee in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Camp Farnsworth

Outdoor Camp for Girls

 
 
Camp Farnsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, October 8, 2019
1. Camp Farnsworth Marker
Inscription.  In 1909 Charles “Chelebe” and Charlotte “Madama” Farnsworth established Camp Hanoum for young women to experience the outdoors, gain confidence, skills, and strength in rural Vermont. Meaning “gracious lady,” Hanoum celebrated the Farnsworths’ Turkish heritage. Campers provided support during both World Wars by assisting the Red Cross, growing vegetables, and helping European war refugees. Extending to Lake Abenaki, Camp Hanoum was transferred to Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains in 1959 and renamed Camp Farnsworth in honor of its founders. Over time Camp Farnsworth increased in size and provided a legacy of developing courage, confidence, and character through outdoor camping adventures for girls worldwide.
 
Erected 2019 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 49.54′ N, 72° 14.291′ W. Marker is near Fairlee, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on Camp Farnsworth Road (Vermont Route 113) 0.1 miles north of Mud Point Road, on the right when traveling
Wide View of Camp Farnsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, October 8, 2019
2. Wide View of Camp Farnsworth Marker
north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 94 Camp Farnsworth Road, Fairlee VT 05045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thetford Academy (approx. ¾ mile away); Lyme Veterans Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away in New Hampshire); Lyme Civil War Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away in New Hampshire); Elizabeth Mine (approx. 4.7 miles away); Furnace Flat (approx. 4.8 miles away); Samuel Morey (approx. 7.3 miles away); Justin Smith Morrill / Morrill Homestead (approx. 7.3 miles away); Strafford Village (approx. 7½ miles away).
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkNotable PlacesWar, World IWar, World IIWomen
 
Camp Farnsworth Cabins image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, October 8, 2019
3. Camp Farnsworth Cabins
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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