Highgate Center in Franklin County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Here in 1786 John Saxe, (Johannes Sachse) a Loyalist from Rhinebeck, N.Y, built the area's first gristmill. His sons added a sawmill, potashery, general store, post office, and tavern. They incorporated the town of Highgate in this house in 1805, and served in numerous offices; Matthew as Highgate's first elected Town Clerk, Conrad as Captain of the militia during the War of 1812, and Peter as member of the Vermont General Assembly and Franklin County Judge. Peter's son, John Godfrey Saxe, born here in 1816, ran twice for Governor but is best remembered for his poetry.
Erected 2006 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Government & Politics • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1786.
Location. 44° 59.65′ N, 73° 3.99′ W. Marker is in Highgate Center, Vermont, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Armand Road and Ballard Road, on the left when traveling east on St. Armand Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Highgate Center VT 05459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Highgate Falls Lenticular Truss Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Missisquoi Village and Mission (approx. 4.9 miles away); First People of the Missisquoi Delta (approx. 5.4 miles away); 10,000 Years of Fishing/10 000 ans de pêche (approx. 5½ miles away); The Bohannon Site (approx. 8 miles away); Battle of Eccles Hill (approx. 8.1 miles away in Canada); Fenian Raids (approx. 13.6 kilometers away); Colonel Elisha Sheldon (approx. 15.5 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.