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

Samuel Morey

Pioneer Inventor of Steam and Gas Engines lived here

 
 
Samuel Morey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
1. Samuel Morey Marker
Inscription. Samuel Morey, resident of Orford and later Fairlee, successfully operated a steamboat on the Conn. River in 1793. Making over 4000 experiments, this early scientist patented an internal combustion engine in 1826 to anticipate the age of the motor car and airplane.
 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 43° 54.4′ N, 72° 8.66′ W. Marker is in Fairlee, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 5) 0.1 miles north of School Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fairlee VT 05045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ridge (approx. 0.4 miles away in New Hampshire); Nathaniel Niles (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark U.S.N. (approx. 6 miles away); Bradford (approx. 6.5 miles away); Lyme Veterans Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away in New Hampshire); Lyme Civil War Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away in New Hampshire); a different marker also named Bradford (approx. 7.7 miles away); Haverhill Corner Historic District (approx. 9.7 miles away in New Hampshire).
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Morey - Inventor Extraordinary of Orford, New Hampshire
Wide view of the Samuel Morey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
2. Wide view of the Samuel Morey Marker
. (Submitted on June 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Morey House (1773) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
3. Morey House (1773)
Samuel Morey's residence in nearby Orford, New Hampshire. Many of Morey's experiments and inventions were developed in a barn adjacent to this house.
Connecticut River image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
4. Connecticut River
The site of Morey's experiments with the first paddle wheel steamboat in 1793, viewed from Samuel Morey Memorial Bridge.
Grave site of Samuel Morey image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
5. Grave site of Samuel Morey
Located in the West Congregational Churchyard, in nearby Orford, New Hampshire
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,088 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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