Randolph Center in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Justin Morgan Log Cabin Home Site
In 1788 Justin Morgan and his family moved from Springfield, MA, to Vermont, living in a log cabin once located on the opposite side of Neighbor Road in the Town of Randolph. Most famous for the horse breed that bears his name, Morgan was a farmer, stallioneer, tavern keeper, town clerk, singing and writing teacher, and musical composer of notable talent. He composed sacred musical renditions of poetry and psalms known as fuguing tunes or psalmody. His work was published in The Federal Harmony (1790) and The Philadelphia Harmony (1791). Morgan’s most frequently printed fuguing tune was Montgomery (1790), set to Psalm 63. Justin Morgan died in March 1798 and was interred in Randolph Center Cemetery next to his wife Martha.
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Erected 2020 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1788.
Location. 43° 59.316′ N, 72° 35.64′ W. Marker is in Randolph, Vermont, in Orange County. It is in Randolph Center. Marker is on Neighbor Road west of Curtis Road (Local Highway 52), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Randolph VT 05060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Randolph State Normal School (approx. 3.4 miles away); Randolph (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jonathan Peckham Miller (approx. 3˝ miles away); The Floating Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Major Ira Day (approx. 5.7 miles away); Chelsea War Memorial (approx. 7.3 miles away); Tunbridge World's Fair (approx. 8.6 miles away); Tunbridge Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Justin Morgan (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 10, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Morgan horse (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 10, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.