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Montpelier in Washington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Senator William Upham

(1792-1853)

 
 
Senator William Upham Marker image. Click for full size.
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, 2015
1. Senator William Upham Marker
Inscription.  

“Slavery is a crime against humanity
and a sore evil in the body politic.”

William Upham resided here during the first half of the nineteenth century. He was an ardent abolitionist, voting against the Fugitive Slave Act and slavery in new states and territories. A member of the Whig Party, Upham represented Vermont as a U.S. Senator from 1843 to 1853. He supported the Canadian rebellions of 1837 and 1838 and vehemently opposed the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848. Senator William Seward eulogized him, saying, “His national policy was the increase of industry, the cultivation of peace, and the patronage of improvement.” Upham was interred at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier.
 
Erected 2015 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRWar, Mexican-American. A significant historical year for this entry is 1843.
 
Location. 44° 15.728′ N, 72° 34.369′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Vermont, in Washington County

Wideview of Senator William Upham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 20, 2017
2. Wideview of Senator William Upham Marker
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. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Baird Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Main Street, Montpelier VT 05602, 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. Vermont Equality For Same-Sex Couples (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ethan Allen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ammi B. Young (approx. 0.4 miles away); State House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Montpelier Recreation Field (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Boy Scout Troop in America (approx. 5˝ miles away); Clarence W. Fitch (approx. 5.8 miles away); Currier Park (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - William Upham. (Submitted on August 29, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Senator William Upham residence during the first half of the 19th century image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 20, 2017
3. Senator William Upham residence during the first half of the 19th century
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on June 25, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont.   2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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