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

Silas Wright

1795-1847

 
 
Silas Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 12, 2014
1. Silas Wright Marker
Inscription.  Born at Amherst, Mass., Silas Wright came to Weybridge as an infant and grew up here. Graduated from Middlebury College in 1815, he studied Law at Sandy Hill, N.Y.; began Law practice at Canton, N.Y. in 1819, and entered politics there. A Brigadier General by 1824, he was State Senator, 1825-1827; U.S. Congressman, 1827-29; Comptroller, 1829-33; U.S. Senator, 1833-44; and Governor of New York, 1845-47. In 1844, General Wright had declined the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Vice-President.

The large marble monument was erected in 1848 by citizens of Weybridge and vicinity, which General Wright always regarded as his natal place.
 
Erected 1965 by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 44° 2.286′ N, 73° 12.722′ W. Marker is in Weybridge, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is at the intersection of Weybridge Road (Vermont Route 23) and James Road, on the right when traveling south on Weybridge Road. Touch for map
Silas Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 12, 2014
2. Silas Wright Marker
Large marble monument can be seen to the left
. Marker is in this post office area: Middlebury VT 05753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The U.S. Government Morgan Horse Farm (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ancient Paths (approx. 2.7 miles away); Marble Works Memorial Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away); Emma Willard Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Samuel Miller, Esq. (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Battell Block (approx. 2.8 miles away); Charter House (approx. 2.8 miles away); John Deere (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Silas Wright - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on October 15, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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