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Concord in Essex County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

1st Normal School

Pioneer in Teacher Training

 
 
1st Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
1. 1st Normal School Marker
Inscription.  
The first recognized school for the purpose of training teachers was conducted near here by the Rev. Samuel Read Hall, 1823-25. Practice teaching was employed, with lectures on Schoolkeeping, which became in 1829, the first professional book for teachers. 2.4 miles south at Concord Corners.
 
Erected 1954 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 44° 25.717′ N, 71° 53.35′ W. Marker is in Concord, Vermont, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Shadow Lake Road on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord VT 05824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Concord War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Northeastern Speedway (approx. 2.4 miles away); Court House Grounds & Park (approx. 6˝ miles away); St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (approx. 6.6 miles away); George Lansing Fox (approx.
Wideview of 1st Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
2. Wideview of 1st Normal School Marker
6.8 miles away); St. Johnsbury Trade School (approx. 6.8 miles away); Site of Camp Baxter (approx. 6.8 miles away); First American Platform Scale (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
1st Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 6, 2020
3. 1st Normal School Marker
1st Normal School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, September 6, 2020
4. 1st Normal School Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 522 times since then. Last updated on June 16, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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