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

Birthplace of William Griffith Wilson

1895-1971

 

— Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous —

 
Birthplace of William Griffith Willson, 1895-1971: Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 3, 2016
1. Birthplace of William Griffith Willson, 1895-1971: Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous Marker
Inscription.  Bill Wilson was born November 26, 1895, in a room behind the bar at the Wilson House Hotel. From age 11 until entering the Army, he lived at the Griffith House across the church yard from his birthplace. Bill W. wrote the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" which contains the 12-step recovery program for alcoholics. Through this program, a multitude of lives have been saved. Other programs, based on the original 12 steps, exist worldwide for healing individuals and families.
 
Erected 1995 by Wilson House Board of Directors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is November 26, 1895.
 
Location. 43° 14.383′ N, 73° 0.549′ W. Marker is in Dorset, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Mad Tom Road and Village Street, on the right when traveling north on Mad Tom Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dorset VT 05251, 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. First Marble Quarry (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fenton Pottery Site
Marker is in front of the Wilson House Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 3, 2016
2. Marker is in front of the Wilson House Hotel
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(approx. 4.2 miles away); Cephas Kent’s Dwelling (approx. 4˝ miles away); Dorset (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Dorset Field Club (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ye Olde Tavern (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Southern Vermont Arts Center (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Soldiers' Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dorset.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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