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Danville in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Thaddeus Stevens

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2009
1. Thaddeus Stevens Marker
Inscription. Born crippled and poor in Danville in 1792, Stevens was schooled by his mother, Sally Morrill Stevens, and at nearby Caledonia County Grammar School, graduating from Dartmouth College in 1814. He became a brilliant lawyer, committed to racial equality. As an abolitionist Congressman from his adopted state of Pennsylvania and as Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee, he worked to finance the Civil War. He is recognized as the father of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and architect of the Reconstruction of the South. He was both renown and reviled for his eloquent call for the abolition of slavery.
 
Erected 2006 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 24.682′ N, 72° 8.417′ W. Marker is in Danville, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is at the intersection of Theodore Roosevelt Hwy (U.S. 2) and Peacham Road, on the right when traveling east on Theodore Roosevelt Hwy. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VT 05828, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenbank's Hollow (approx. 2.5 miles away); First American Platform Scale (approx. 5.6 miles
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By Richard E. Miller, July 4, 2009
2. Thaddeus Stevens Marker
away); St. Johnsbury Trade School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Caledonia County Grammar School (approx. 6 miles away); a different marker also named First American Platform Scale (approx. 8.1 miles away); The Comerford Development at Fifteen Mile Falls (approx. 8.8 miles away); Henry Stevens / Henry Stevens, Jr. (approx. 9.1 miles away); James Whitehill Stone House (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Thaddeus Stevens. (Submitted on July 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCivil RightsNotable PersonsPolitics
 
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3. Congressman Thaddeus Stevens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,557 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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