Bradford in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Home of Maker of 1st Globes and Birthplace of Adm. Clark
James Wilson, a Bradford farmer and self-taught engraver, in early 1800’s made and sold the first geographical globes in the U.S. Adm. Chas. Clark, born here in 1843, was Captain of the “Oregon”, which sailed around the Cape Horn to defeat Spanish at Santiago Bay in 1898.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 43° 59.55′ N, 72° 7.71′ W. Marker is in Bradford, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 5) 0.1 miles south of Bank Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a park across from the Bradford Mill building (which houses a restaurant and pub). Marker is in this post office area: Bradford VT 05033, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark U.S.N. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooker Family House (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Bradford (approx. 1.7 miles Haverhill Corner Historic District (approx. 4.3 miles away in New Hampshire); The Bedell Bridge (approx. 4½ miles away in New Hampshire); Nathaniel Niles (approx. 5.9 miles away); Samuel Morey (approx. 6 miles away); The Ridge (approx. 6 miles away in New Hampshire). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bradford.
More about this marker. Marker has been refurbished and moved. It used to be at the corner of Main and Wright but is now in a park 0.6 miles south.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.