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Brattleboro in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Mary Wilkins Freeman

 
 
Mary Wilkins Freeman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, June 4, 2020
1. Mary Wilkins Freeman Marker
Inscription.  American writer Mary Wilkins Freeman was born in 1852 in Randolph, Massachusetts. Her family moved to Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1867. Studying for one year at the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, Freeman would complete her formal education at Glenwood Ladies Seminary in 1873. Returning to Randolph in 1883, she became a very successful author respected by the likes of Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling. Her years in Brattleboro influenced her development as a writer of New England life. Freeman is best known for A Humble Romance and Other Stories (1887), A New England Nun and Other Stories (1891), Pembroke (1894), and The Debtor (1905). In 1926 she became the first honoree of the William Dean Howells Medal for fiction. Freeman died in 1930.
 
Erected 2019 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen.
 
Location. 42° 51.162′ N, 72° 35.952′ W. Marker is in Brattleboro, Vermont, in Windham County.
Wide View of Mary Wilkins Freeman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dennis Gilkenson, June 4, 2020
2. Wide View of Mary Wilkins Freeman Marker
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Marker is on Western Avenue (Vermont Route 9) just east of South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 911 Western Ave, Brattleboro VT 05301, 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. Glenwood Seminary and Brattleborough Academy (here, next to this marker); Molly Stark Byway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Estey Organ Company (approx. 1.9 miles away); The First Building of the Centre Congregational Church (approx. 2 miles away); Brattleboro Civil War Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Memorial Tree (approx. 2 miles away); Brattleboro Veterans Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Centre Congregational Church (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brattleboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022