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

American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy

1819-1994

 
 
American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 4, 2013
1. American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the site of the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy. Founded by Captain Alden Partridge in 1819 and incorporated as the Norwich University by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont in 1834. Following a disastrous fire in 1866 the institution was removed to Northfield Vermont.

The bricks in this memorial were taken from the ruins of the Old South Barracks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 43° 42.752′ N, 72° 18.474′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 5) and Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Located at the base of the 'Theta Chi Fraternity' Marker (HMDB m32162). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 277 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. Theta Chi Fraternity (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Theta Chi Fraternity (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Norwich (within shouting distance of this marker);
American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randall H. Miller, circa July 2011
2. American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy Marker
photo by Randall Miller, a 1993 graduate, and former Cadet Colonel, of Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont.
Alden Partridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Norwich Honor Roll (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Norwich War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Norwich Vietnam War Memorial (about 500 feet away); First Public Grammar School (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Regarding American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy. Although the dates on the memorial indicate 1819-1994, Norwich University continues to provide excellent educational opportunities. It is believed the memorial was dedicated in 1994, which explains the dates.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 658 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 27, 2020