Near Charlotte in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
The Charlotte Whale
The Vermont State Fossil
In 1849 an 11,000 year old Beluga Whale was found north of this site in what had been the Champlain Sea. Resident J.G. Thorp collected the bones, and naturalist Zadock Thompson assembled the skeleton now displayed in the Perkins Museum of Geology at UVM.
Erected 1993 by Charlotte Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Paleontology • Science & Medicine • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 44° 17.032′ N, 73° 15.596′ W. Marker is near Charlotte, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is on Thompsons Point Road, 0.1 miles west of Greenbush Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte VT 05445, 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. World War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Quinlan Schoolhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); "Rokeby" (approx. 4.4 miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 4.9 The Great Convention (approx. 5.4 miles away); Welcome to Shelburne Museum (approx. 6.3 miles away); Round Barn (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
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