Wallingford in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Paul P. Harris
Founder of Rotary International
In this brick building, constructed by his great-grandfather in 1818, Paul P. Harris attended school as a youth and received his elementary education. Many years later, Mr. Harris expressed the conviction that it was during his boyhood in Wallingford that he learned the basic ideals which became the cornerstones of Rotary International; destined to become a World-wide service organization. This former schoolhouse is now maintained as a Memorial to Paul P. Harris by Wallingford Rotary.
Erected 1966 by Board of Historic Sites.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 43° 28.388′ N, 72° 58.56′ W. Marker is in Wallingford, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on N. Main Street (U.S. 7) 0.1 miles north of School Street (Vermont Route 140), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 96 N Main Street, Wallingford VT 05773, 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. Ralph H. Pickett Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wallingford Revolutionary War MemorialOld Stone Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rural Otter Creek Valley Multiple Resource Area (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kingsley Grist Mill (approx. 4 miles away); John Porter Bowman and Laurel Hall / Laurel Glen Mausoleum (approx. 4.9 miles away); Ira Town Hall c.1800 (approx. 6.1 miles away); Thomas Morgan House (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallingford.
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