Belmont in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Village of Mechanicsville
Founded in Early 1800's
Mechanicsville was a village center in the Town of Mount Holly, which was chartered in 1792. The village prospered with the growth of water-powered manufacturing, that included sawmills, gristmills, wheelwrights, furniture shops, and the A.P. Chase Toy Factory. As manufacturing declined, Mechanicsville became popular with vacationers. The citizens petitioned to have the village name changed to Belmont to better fit the image of an idyllic summer retreat. The change was enacted on September 2nd, 1911.
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 43° 24.865′ N, 72° 49.334′ W. Marker is in Belmont, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on Tarbellville Road 0.1 miles west of Belmont Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located adjacent to the Mount Holly Community Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Tarbellville Road, Belmont VT 05730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Mount Holly Railroad History (approx. 3.1 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps West River Forest Camp (approx. 3.9 miles away); Abby Maria Hemenway (approx. 6.4 miles away); Veteran’s Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Revolutionary War Campground on the Crown Point Road (approx. 7.7 miles away); Vermont Gold Rush (approx. 7.7 miles away); Weston Village Historic District (approx. 8.6 miles away); Weston Civil War Monument (approx. 8.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.