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

Samuel Morey

Pioneer Inventor of Steam and Gas Engines lived here

 
 
Samuel Morey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
1. Samuel Morey Marker
Inscription.  Samuel Morey, resident of Orford and later Fairlee, successfully operated a steamboat on the Conn. River in 1793. Making over 4000 experiments, this early scientist patented an internal combustion engine in 1826 to anticipate the age of the motor car and airplane.
 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 54.4′ N, 72° 8.66′ W. Marker is in Fairlee, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 5) 0.1 miles north of School Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairlee VT 05045, 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. The Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away in New Hampshire); The Ridge (approx. 0.4 miles away in New Hampshire); Orford World War Memorial (approx. half a mile away in New Hampshire); Nathaniel Niles (approx. 4.8 miles
Wide view of the Samuel Morey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
2. Wide view of the Samuel Morey Marker
away); Bradford (approx. 6 miles away); Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark U.S.N. (approx. 6 miles away); Bradford Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Bradford World War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Morey - Inventor Extraordinary of Orford, New Hampshire. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Morey House (1773) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
3. Morey House (1773)
Samuel Morey's residence in nearby Orford, New Hampshire. Many of Morey's experiments and inventions were developed in a barn adjacent to this house.
Connecticut River image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
4. Connecticut River
The site of Morey's experiments with the first paddle wheel steamboat in 1793, viewed from Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge.
Grave site of Samuel Morey image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
5. Grave site of Samuel Morey
Located in the West Congregational Churchyard, in nearby Orford, New Hampshire
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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