Randolph Center in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Jonathan Peckham Miller
(1797 - 1847)
— Freedom Fighter —
Jonathan Peckham Miller was born in Randolph and educated at Orange County Grammar School close to this spot. When he fought in the Greek Revolution for freedom from the Turks in the 1820s, he was known internationally as “the American Daredevil.”
Jonathan returned to fight for the freedom of slaves in his own country as a member of the Vermont legislature and a champion of the abolitionist movement. An orphan himself, he adopted a Greek orphan, Lucas, who later became a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.
Erected 2015 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Abolition & Underground RR. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 43° 56.346′ N, 72° 36.403′ W. Marker is in Randolph Center, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on East Bethel Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is west of Vermont Technical College. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Randolph Center VT 05061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Randolph (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph State Normal SchoolJustin Morgan Log Cabin Home Site (approx. 3˝ miles away); Tunbridge World's Fair (approx. 6.6 miles away); Tunbridge Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Floating Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away); Eighteen Hundred And Froze To Death / United Church Of Bethel (approx. 7.6 miles away); Site of 1780 Raid (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Randolph Center.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. 2. submitted on June 9, 2020. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.