Arlington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Oldest frame building one block east, built by Jehiel Hawley, 1764, was home of Thomas Chittenden, Vermont’s first Governor. Legend says the western vista, with its great pine, became the State Seal in 1779. Ethan and Ira Allen lived nearby.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1764.
Location. 43° 4.358′ N, 73° 9.281′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Alternate Vermont Route 7) and East Arlington Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VT 05250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorothy Canfield Fisher (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Seal Pine Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chiselville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sunderland (approx. 3.3 miles away); Norman Rockwell Lincoln’s "Hildene" (approx. 6.2 miles away); Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead (approx. 6.4 miles away); Shaftsbury (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Regarding Chittenden Home. The local historian, Mr. Budde, confirmed to me that the marker is inaccurate and that the frame building of which the marker speaks was actually dismantled in 1845 (but the lot on which it originally stood is indeed one block east).
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