Concord in Essex County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
1st Normal School
Pioneer in Teacher Training
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
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); Green Mountain Supermarket (approx. 6.3 miles away); Parrot Gun No. 107 (approx. 6˝ miles away); Newell Hall (approx. 6˝ miles away); St Johnsbury Civil War Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Parrot Gun No. 126 (approx. 6˝ miles away); Court House Grounds & Park (approx. 6˝ miles away).
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