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Norwich in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

First Public Grammar School

Located on this site

 
 
First Public Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
1. First Public Grammar School Marker
Inscription.  On June 17, 1785, the Vermont General Assembly enacted a law which designated “the place for keeping a County Grammar School in and for Windsor County, shall be at the house commonly known by the name the Red Schoolhouse in Norwich,” thus initiating the provision of Vermont’s First Constitution for schools of secondary learning.
 
Erected by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 43° 42.83′ N, 72° 18.454′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (U.S. 5) and Main Street (U.S. 5), on the left when traveling east on Church Street. The marker is located behind the parking spaces for the Norwich Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Norwich VT 05055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norwich Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Norwich Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Alden Partridge (within
Wide view of the First Public Grammar School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
2. Wide view of the First Public Grammar School Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Town of Norwich (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theta Chi Fraternity (about 500 feet away); American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Theta Chi Fraternity (about 500 feet away); Early Settlers & Allen R. Foley (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Also see . . .
1. Norwich Village Historic District: National Register Nomination Information. (Submitted on June 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Google Books: A history of Norwich, Vermont By Merritt Elton Goddard, Henry Villiers Partridge. Excerpt discusses the Windsor County Grammar school. (Submitted on June 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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