West Townshend in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Clarina Howard Nichols
Born in West Townsend 1810, Clarina Howard became an early advocate of women’s rights. After a divorce in 1843 she married George Nichols. As editor of the Windham County Democrat she strongly advocated women’s property rights, child custody, temperance, and suffrage. In 1852 she became the first woman to address the Vermont Legislature, and lectured throughout New England and the Midwest. Nichols was a staunch abolitionist who seized the opportunity to move with her family to Kansas where her views on slavery and women’s rights were widely accepted. During the Civil War she was director of a home for orphaned black children in Washington, D.C. She died at her son’s home in Pomo, California, in 1885.
Erected 2001 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 5.052′ N, 72° 42.689′ W. Marker is in West Townshend, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 30 and Windham Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Route 30. Touch for map. Located next to the West Townshend Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: West Townshend VT 05359, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Taft Homestead Site Scott Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); Jamaica Veterans Monument (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Round Schoolhouse (approx. 7 miles away); West River Railroad (approx. 7.3 miles away); Newfane Honor Roll (approx. 7.3 miles away); Newfane World War II Monument (approx. 7.3 miles away); Newfane Civil War Monument (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Also see . . . The Responsibilities of Woman - Speech by Clarina Howard Nichols. (Submitted on October 19, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Civil Rights • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.