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Ferrisburgh in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

"Rokeby"

Home of Rowland E. Robinson
Writer of Vermont Folklore

 
 
"Rokeby" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
1. "Rokeby" Marker
Inscription.  
Here in 1833, Rowland E. Robinson was born of Quaker parentage. He became a popular illustrator and interpreter of nature and Yankee dialect. "Rokeby" was a station on the "Underground R.R." Here are the blind author’s memorabilia.
Open to the public during summer

 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 44° 13.349′ N, 73° 14.341′ W. Marker is in Ferrisburgh, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is on U.S. 7, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4334 US Route 7, Ferrisburgh VT 05456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Convention (approx. 1.2 miles away); Macdonough Shipyard (approx. 3.8 miles away); Commodore Thomas Macdonough (approx. 3.8 miles away); Stephen Bates Vermont’s Earliest Known Black Sheriff and Chief of Police
Wideview of "Rokeby" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
2. Wideview of "Rokeby" Marker
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Vergennes 150th Anniversary (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Bixby Memorial Free Library (approx. 3.9 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is located at the entrance to the Rokeby Museum.
 
Also see . . .  Rokeby Museum. (Submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Rokeby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
3. Rokeby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2022