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

American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy

1819-1994

 
 
American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, October 4, 2013
1. American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy Marker
Inscription. This tablet marks the site of the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy. Founded by Captain Alden Partridge in 1819 and incorporated as the Norwich University by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont in 1834. Following a disastrous fire in 1866 the institution was removed to Northfield Vermont.

The bricks in this memorial were taken from the ruins of the Old South Barracks.
 
Location. 43° 42.752′ N, 72° 18.474′ 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. Located at the base of the 'Theta Chi Fraternity' Marker (HMDB m32162). Marker is at or near this postal address: 277 Main Street, Norwich VT 05055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Theta Chi Fraternity (here, next to this marker); Town of Norwich (within shouting distance of this marker); Alden Partridge (within shouting distance of this marker); First Public Grammar School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Settlers & Allen R. Foley
American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randall H. Miller, circa July 2011
2. American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy Marker
photo by Randall Miller, a 1993 graduate, and former Cadet Colonel, of Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Hanover World War II Memorial (approx. 1.5 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.
 
Regarding American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy. Although the dates on the memorial indicate 1819-1994, Norwich University continues to provide excellent educational opportunities. It is believed the memorial was dedicated in 1994, which explains the dates.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   2. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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