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

Nathaniel Niles

1741 – 1828

 
 
Nathaniel Niles Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
1. Nathaniel Niles Marker
Inscription.  Revolutionary War patriot and author of the popular ode "The American Hero," written in celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill, Nathaniel Niles was an original settler of Fairlee, then founder of West Fairlee, and first minister of this church. He came to Fairlee soon after the Revolution from Norwich, Connecticut, where he was active in politics, manufacturing and religion. During a public career that spanned three decades in Vermont, Niles served on the state Supreme Court, as Speaker of the state House of Representatives, as a trustee of Dartmouth College, and as one of Vermont's first two Congressmen. A staunch Jeffersonian Democrat, he led his party in Vermont and also published frequent articles on religious topics.
 
Erected 2007 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 56.579′ N, 72° 13.535′ W. Marker is near Fairlee, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Middlebrook Road and Bear Notch Road, on the left when traveling north on Middlebrook Road. The marker is located
Wide view of the Nathaniel Niles marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
2. Wide view of the Nathaniel Niles marker
at West Fairlee Center Congregational Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2406 Middlebrook Road, Fairlee VT 05045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Morey (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Ridge (approx. 5.1 miles away in New Hampshire); Bradford (approx. 5.9 miles away); Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark U.S.N. (approx. 6 miles away); Hooker Family House (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bradford (approx. 7.3 miles away); Camp Farnsworth (approx. 8.1 miles away); Old City and Old City Falls (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairlee.
 
Also see . . .  Biographical Directory of the United States Congress - Niles, Nathaniel, (1741 - 1828). (Submitted on May 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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The grave of Nathaniel Niles in the West Fairlee Center Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
3. The grave of Nathaniel Niles in the West Fairlee Center Cemetery
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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