Fair Haven in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Fair Haven's oldest mills built on falls by founder
Matthew Lyon, Irish-born leading grantee, built grist, saw and paper mills here, 1783, and a forge above. He ran first store, inn, and newspaper. As Congressman from Vermont he was jailed under the Sedition Law and later elected from Kentucky and Arkansas.
Erected by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
Location. 43° 35.649′ N, 73° 15.95′ W. Marker is in Fair Haven, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Alternate Vermont Route 22) and Alternate Vermont Route 4, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is located on the Village Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fair Haven VT 05743, 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. World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured 9/11 (about 400 feet away); Site of Fair Haven High School (about 500 feet away); First Slate Quarry in Western Vermont (approx. 1.8 miles away); William Miller Chapel (approx. 2.3 miles away in New York); Edwin L. Drake (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fair Haven.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Matthew Lyon. (Submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.