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Guilford in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Royall Tyler

Early American Playwright

 
 
Royall Tyler -- Early American Playwright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 3, 2016
1. Royall Tyler -- Early American Playwright Marker
Inscription.  Boston-born Royall Tyler’s play, ‘The Contrast", was the first American drama to be performed in this country (1787) and his novel, ‘The Algerine Captive", presented the first Yankee types in our literature. He came to Guilford in 1791, and was Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court for 7 Years.
 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
Location. 42° 47.503′ N, 72° 37.448′ W. Marker is in Guilford, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is on Guilford Center Road 0.2 miles north of Cemetery Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in front of the Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4024 Guilford Center Rd, Brattleboro VT 05301, 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. Vermont - Connecticut Valley Route (here, next to this marker); The Dam at Franklin Pond (approx. 2.9 miles away); Broad Brook House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Vermont’s Interstate Highway System
Royall Tyler -- Early American Playwright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 27, 2020
2. Royall Tyler -- Early American Playwright Marker
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(approx. 3.3 miles away); Glenwood Seminary and Brattleborough Academy (approx. 4.4 miles away); Mary Wilkins Freeman (approx. 4.4 miles away); Upon This Ground (approx. 4˝ miles away); Fort Dummer (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guilford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont.   2. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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