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Williamstown in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Davenport Birthplace

 
 
Davenport Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2015
1. Davenport Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Davenport was born on the West Hill in 1802 and worked in a blacksmith shop by the village stream. Later, in Brandon, invented the first commutator, and, in 1837, patented the first electric motor.
 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
 
Location. 44° 7.348′ N, 72° 32.486′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Brook Street (Vermont Route 64) and Vermont Route 14, on the right when traveling west on Brook Street. Marker is located on the grounds of the Ainsworth Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamstown VT 05679, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Davenport (a few steps from this marker); Town of Williamstown (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); In the late 1950’s Rock of Ages experimented with making lanes out of granite... (approx. 3.4 miles away); Historic Millstone Hill (approx. 5 miles
Wideview of Davenport Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2015
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away); Washington Vermont War Memorial (approx. 5½ miles away); Washington Civil War Memorial (approx. 5½ miles away); Currier Park (approx. 5.6 miles away); First Boy Scout Troop in America (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamstown.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Thomas Davenport. (Submitted on July 24, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 8, 2022