Near Shaftsbury in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead
Erected 2006 by Vermont Division For Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1753.
Location. 42° 59.289′ N, 73° 12.406′ W. Marker is near Shaftsbury, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Ethan Allen Highway (Vermont Route Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shaftsbury VT 05262, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shaftsbury (approx. 0.3 miles away); Railroad Station (approx. 4.3 miles away); Park-McCullough House (approx. 4˝ miles away); Home Where Lt .Colonel Baum Died (approx. 4.8 miles away); Walloomsac M.E. Church (approx. 5˝ miles away in New York); Henry Covered Bridge (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site of Home of John Wood (approx. 5.8 miles away in New York); Birthplace of Vermont (approx. 5.9 miles away).
Regarding Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead. The Governor Galusha House has been documented in the The Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record as the Governor Galusha House, Shaftsbury Center, Bennington County, VT. The HABS documented the building in 1937 and states the following:
The building was erected about the year of 1810. The Architect is believed to be Lavius Fillmore. (this statement could not be verified). The House was built by Jonas Galusha and he lived here while he was Governor of the State of Vermont which time was during the war of 1812.
In 1814 he turned the house into a tavern, but restored it in its original condition a year or two
Governor Galusha was a nail maker and made all the nails and other hardware that was used in building this house.
There is one bedroom on the south-east of this house where the walls have been painted, decorations which was done by a French Artist (name unknown) for his lodging.
Where the house was erected there were fireplaces in nearly every room but there are only two at present time.
This house is now owned and occupied by Pearl J. Harrington who is a Grandson of the late Governor Galusha. Mr. Harrington is keeping the house in excellent conditions, both exterior and interior.
1. Governor Jonas Galusha
Jonas Galusha (February 11, 1753 – September 24, 1834) was the sixth and eighth Governor of Vermont for two terms in the early 1800s. Galusha was born in Norwich, Connecticut, and migrated to Shaftsbury, Vermont, in 1775. He had a distinguished record in the American Revolution, fighting in the Battle of Bennington in 1777. He was active in the Baptist Church and served in several administrative and judicial positions in state government. In 1808, he served as a presidential elector for the Democratic-Republican candidacy of James Madison. The following year, he was elected Governor of Vermont, serving until 1813. He was both
— Submitted February 21, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.
Additional keywords. Chittenden, Warner, Bennington, Hubbardton, Shaftsbury
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 21, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,733 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 21, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.