Norwich in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Town of Norwich
Forged by the determination and skills of early settlers, Norwich’s legacy survives in its Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival buildings. With commercial, residential, and public buildings clustered near its green, Norwich remains an engaged, vibrant. The village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On July 4th, 1761 the Royal Governor Benning Wentworth of the Province of New Hampshire granted a charter for the town. The 1820s – 1904s were prosperous and the town exported agricultural and manufacturing products. Norwich University and Dartmouth College, across the river, attracted residents. In 1866 the South Barracks of Norwich University burned, and the school relocated to Northfield, VT.
Home to Norwich University founder Alden Partridge, artist Paul Sample, and many Olympians. Norwich has long attracted people of purpose and ingenuity. The 1843 Norwich Female Abolition Society and the c. 1894 Women’s Christian Temperance Union pressed for change. The first Vermont YMCA band played on the green for years. In 1963 President Kennedy established the Dresden
The Lewis House, on whose grounds this marker sits, was built c. 1807. from 1846-1892 General William Lewis was the first of five generations of the family to live and work here, where he served as the Town Clerk and Treasurer. The house remained in the family until 2003 when the Historical Society purchased the house.
Erected 2013 by Vermont Division of Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions.
Location. 43° 42.776′ N, 72° 18.496′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 5) and Elm Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. The stands in front of the Norwich Historical Society. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 277 Main Street, Norwich VT 05055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alden Partridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Theta Chi Fraternity (within shouting distance of this marker); American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Theta Chi Fraternity (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norwich Honor Roll (about 300 feet away); Town of Norwich War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Norwich Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away); First Public Grammar School (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
Also see . . . Norwich Village Historic District - National Register of Historic Places Nomination. (Submitted on January 2, 2015, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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