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Williamstown in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Town of Williamstown

 
 
Town of Williamstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 27, 2017
1. Town of Williamstown Marker
Inscription. Williamstown was established in 1780 by Elijah Paine and was formally chartered one year later on August 9, 1781. The first settlers lived on West Hill, along present-day Stone Road. By the mid-1800s, development had shifted from the two hills into the valley, an area better suited for civic, religious, and commercial activities. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, craftsmen from Canada, Spain, Sweden, and Italy were drawn to the town by the promise of jobs at the granite quarries. The traditional building materials and forms reflect the town’s evolution from an agrarian society to an industrialized community. The Williamstown Village Historic District was listed in the State Register of Historic Places in 1989.
 
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 7.238′ N, 72° 32.476′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on Vermont Route 14, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2470 VT Route 14, Williamstown VT 05679, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Davenport Birthplace (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Davenport
Wide View of Town of Williamstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dennis Gilkenson, May 27, 2017
2. Wide View of Town of Williamstown Marker
(about 700 feet away); In the late 1950’s Rock of Ages experimented with making lanes out of granite... (approx. 3.4 miles away); Norwich University (approx. 6 miles away); The Floating Bridge (approx. 6.2 miles away); Senator William Upham (approx. 9.9 miles away); Ammi B. Young (approx. 9.9 miles away); State House (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamstown.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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