Woodstock in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
On this site the progenitor of the famous Morgan breed of horses was owned by Sheriff William Rice about 1800. Justin Morgan took his name from that of the singing schoolmaster who originally brought him to Vermont, but who lost possession of the later famous horse to Sheriff Rice in payment of a debt.
Erected by New England Morgan Horse Association, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
Location. 43° 37.58′ N, 72° 30.926′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Street (U.S. 4) and Lincoln Street, on the right when traveling west on Central Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 Central Street, Woodstock VT 05091, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodstock Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Revere Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stone Turnpike Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historical Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodstock Marianne Gaillard Faulkner (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hiram Powers (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of First Ski Tow in the United States (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
Also see . . .
1. Vermont Morgan Horse Association. (Submitted on December 29, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. American Morgan Horse Association: Origin of the Morgan Horse. (Submitted on December 29, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,709 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2020, by Dennis Tatro of Sharon, Vermont. Photos: 1. submitted on October 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 2. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3. submitted on October 10, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.