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

Thetford Academy

 
 
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By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
1. Thetford Academy Marker
Inscription.  On this site stood the original Thetford Academy. Co-educational from the start, it was founded in 1819 by Thetford citizens led by Rev. Asa Burton and Judge Simeon Short. The academic building with belfry and separate doors for boys and girls housed what is now Vermont’s oldest secondary school. This building, along with the girls’ dorm, the first Latham Library, and a nearby barn, burned the windy evening of November 14, 1942. Another group of citizens under the leadership of principal Carl A. Anderson rebuilt the Academy at its present location.

Notable attendees of TA include Sen. Justin Morrill, Mary Leavitt, Gen. John Eaton, Mary Gibson, Sherburne Wesley Burnham, Thomas Morris Chester, Lt. Alanson Sanborn, and William Baxter Closson.
 
Erected 2019 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 49.029′ N, 72° 13.763′ W. Marker is in Thetford, Vermont, in Orange County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 91 Academy Road, Thetford VT 05074, 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. Camp Farnsworth

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By Dennis Gilkenson, June 28, 2019
2. Thetford Academy Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); Lyme Veterans Monument (approx. 3.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Lyme Civil War Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away in New Hampshire); Elizabeth Mine (approx. 5.2 miles away); Furnace Flat (approx. 5.3 miles away); Samuel Morey (approx. 7½ miles away); The Ridge (approx. 7.7 miles away in New Hampshire); Justin Smith Morrill / Morrill Homestead (approx. 8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2019, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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