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Brookline in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Round Schoolhouse

 
 
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By Kevin Craft, June 7, 2014
1. The Round Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.
Designed - 1821 - by Dr. John "Thunderbolt" Wilson.
Built in 1822 on this site deeded to the Town of Brookline by Peter Benson, for the sum of $5.00. Dr. Wilson, a former Scottish highwayman, taught the first term of 60 pupils who sat on benches.

The interior was completely renovated in 1910 and on March 5 1929 the building was turned over to the Town of Brookline for use as the town hall.

This building is thought to be the only round schoolhouse ever constructed in this country.
 
Location. 43° 1.281′ N, 72° 36.25′ W. Marker is in Brookline, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is on Grassy Brook Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The Round Schoolhouse is located across the street from the Municipal Offices of Brookline which are located at 734 Grassy Brook Road. Marker is in this post office area: Newfane VT 05345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newfane World War II Monument (approx. 3.5 miles away); In Memory of Jonathan Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); Newfane Honor Roll (approx. 3.6 miles away); Newfane Civil War Monument (approx. 3.6 miles

The Round Schoolhouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 7, 2014
2. The Round Schoolhouse and Marker
away); Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes (approx. 5 miles away); Scott Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); Putney Town Hall (approx. 5.3 miles away); Putney Veterans Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Recalling the Adventures of Captain Thunderbolt - Culturelocker. (Submitted on June 13, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Additional keywords. Brookline Historical Association;Michael Martin;Lightfoot
 
Categories. EducationMan-Made FeaturesNotable Buildings
 
The Round Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, June 7, 2014
3. The Round Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on June 16, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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