Barton in Orleans County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Henry M. Leland
Designer of Cadillac and Lincoln Automobiles
Born in Barton on February 16, 1843 to a hard working farm family, Henry Leland carried into his life the strength and quality of his family’s work ethic adding to it his gift and love for precision. By 1890, Leland was in Detroit where he had become chief engineer at Cadillac. Known as one of the world’s foremost automobile engineers, he won the Dewar Trophy twice:1909 for the concept of interchangeable parts and in 1914, with C.F. Kettering, for the automobile self-starter. At 74, he formed the Lincoln Motor Company to build aircraft engines for use in World War I. In 1919 he developed the Lincoln automobile. Henry Leland died March 26, 1932.
Erected 1999 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 44.977′ N, 72° 10.83′ W. Marker is in Barton, Vermont, in Orleans County. Marker is on Church Street (Vermont Route 16) 0.1 miles south of Main Street (U.S. 5), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Church Street, Barton VT 05822, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stone House (approx. 6 miles away); Runaway Pond Wheelock (approx. 12.2 miles away); Derby Academy (approx. 14 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is located on the front lawn of the Barton Public Library.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Henry M. Leland. (Submitted on July 6, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Additional keywords. Henry Martyn Leland
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 332 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.