Wolcott in Lamoille County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Reverend George S. Brown
Reverend Brown was the first African American Methodist minister in Vermont. He was born in Newport, RI and became a Methodist minister in Kingsbury, NY in 1833. He made a living by building stone walls; many of which are still standing today. Brown served as a missionary to Liberia from 1837-1843. In 1855 he organized Methodist classes in Wolcott and supervised the building of the church in 1856. As far as can be determined this is the only church he served in the United States as the preacher in charge. He died in Glens Falls, NY.
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
Location. 44° 32.883′ N, 72° 27.749′ W. Marker is in Wolcott, Vermont, in Lamoille County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Highway East (Vermont Route 15) 0.2 miles west of School Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fisher Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Camp Wapanacki (approx. 3.4 miles away); Morrisville Depot (approx. 6.8 miles away); Noyes House Museum (approx. 6.9 miles away); Hinman Settler Road (approx. 7.8 miles away); Sterling College (approx. 8.2 miles away); Historic Kent Tavern (approx. 12˝ miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. 12˝ miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is located next to the Wolcott United Methodist Church.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.