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Pownal in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Pownal

Two Presidents Taught Here

 
 
Pownal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
1. Pownal Marker
Inscription.  Here two Presidents taught school at the beginning of their careers. Chester A. Arthur, a graduate of Union College, educated Pownal youth in 1851. Later while an undergraduate at Williams College, James A. Garfield did likewise. When Garfield was assassinated in 1881, Arthur succeeded him as President.
 
Erected 1958 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 42° 48.28′ N, 73° 15.995′ W. Marker is in Pownal, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Vermont Route 346 and North Pownal Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 346. Marker is located in front of Congregational Church of North Pownal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3554 Route 346, Pownal VT 05261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Eighteenth Century Settlement (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vermont U.S. 7 follows historic route (approx. 2.3 miles away); Brimmer Farm
Wideview of Pownal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
2. Wideview of Pownal Marker
(approx. 2.7 miles away in New York); Reynolds Farm (approx. 4.4 miles away in New York); Dimick Tavern (approx. 5 miles away); Hoosick WW I & II Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away in New York); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 5.1 miles away in New York); Early Tavern (approx. 5.1 miles away in New York).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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