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Norwich in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Alden Partridge

(1784-1854)

 
 
Alden Partridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
1. Alden Partridge Marker
Inscription. A native of Norwich, Vermont, Alden Partridge was a pioneer in American military education. Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1815 to 1817, he returned here in 1819 to found the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy, which, in 1834, became Norwich University, now located in Northfield, VT. Partridge’s innovative curriculum, called the “American System of Education”, combined military, practical, scientific and liberal instruction. The educational system established here served as a model for eighteen military academies and colleges founded throughout the United States. The Morrill Land-Grant Act of 1862 and the 1916 legislation which created the Reserve Officers Training Corps are extension of Partridge’s theories of education.
 
Erected by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 42.794′ N, 72° 18.484′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 5) and Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is located at the village green next to the bandstand. Marker is in this post office area: Norwich VT 05055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Wide view of the Alden Partridge Marker on the Norwich village green image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
2. Wide view of the Alden Partridge Marker on the Norwich village green
within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Norwich (within shouting distance of this marker); First Public Grammar School (within shouting distance of this marker); Theta Chi Fraternity (within shouting distance of this marker); American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlers & Allen R. Foley (approx. ¾ mile away); Hanover World War II Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Vermont (approx. 4.4 miles away); Disastrous Train Wreck (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Also see . . .
1. United States Military Academy: Alden Partridge. (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Norwich University - Military College, Traditional Degrees. (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. EducationMilitary
 
Grave site of Alden Partridge image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 18, 2010
3. Grave site of Alden Partridge
The family plot is located in Fairview Cemetery, Norwich, Vermont.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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