Near Roxbury in Washington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Roxbury Fish Culture Station
Commonly called "the fish hatchery", this culture station was established in 1891, making it the oldest state hatchery in Vermont. Built in response to the dwindling fish population, the hatchery was funded by an initial state appropriation of $2,400 and built on land donated by Hon. E.N. Spaulding. This site was chosen for its abundant spring water and proximity to the Central Vermont Railroad line. The hatchery building was built in 1891, with an ice house added in 1894 and carriage barn in 1897. The first fry plants in 1892 consisted of brook, lake and rainbow trout. The fish culture station operated with earthen ponds until 2011, when it was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. A modern facility has since replaced it.
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 3.904′ N, 72° 44.64′ W. Marker is near Roxbury, Vermont, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3696 Main Street, Roxbury VT 05669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles Population Center (approx. 4.1 miles away); Norwich University (approx. 6½ miles away); The Floating Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away); Town of Williamstown (approx. 10.8 miles away); Davenport Birthplace (approx. 10.8 miles away); Thomas Davenport (approx. 10.8 miles away); Randolph State Normal School (approx. 11 miles away); Randolph (approx. 11 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2017, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.