Concord in Essex County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
1st Normal School
Pioneer in Teacher Training
The first recognized school for the purpose of training teachers was conducted near here by the Rev. Samuel Read Hall, 1823-25. Practice teaching was employed, with lectures on Schoolkeeping, which became in 1829, the first professional book for teachers. 2.4 miles south at Concord Corners.
Erected 1954 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 44° 25.717′ N, 71° 53.35′ W. Marker is in Concord, Vermont, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Shadow Lake Road on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord VT 05824, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northeastern Speedway (approx. 2.4 miles away); Court House Grounds & Park (approx. 6½ miles away); St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (approx. 6.6 miles away); George Lansing Fox (approx. 6.8 miles away); St. Johnsbury Trade School (approx. 6.8 miles away); First American Platform Scale (approx. 6.9 miles away); Vail Campus (approx. 9.7 miles away); Theodore N. Vail (approx. 10 miles away).
Categories. • Education •
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