Island Pond in Essex County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Pioneer Railroad Planner John A. Poor’s dream of an International Railway connecting Montreal, Canada with the Ice-free harbor of Portland, Maine became a reality on July 18, 1853, when the first through trains met at this great halfway point on the Grand Trunk Railway.
Erected 1968 by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
Location. 44° 48.916′ N, 71° 52.82′ W. Marker is in Island Pond, Vermont, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of East Brighton Road (Vermont Route 105) and Railroad Street (Vermont Route 114), on the right when traveling east on East Brighton Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the median between Main Street and East Brighton Road. Marker is in this post office area: Island Pond VT 05846, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stewart Holbrook (approx. 5.3 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is located across the street from the Historic Grand Trunk Railroad Station, which now houses a branch of the Community National Bank as well as the Island Pond Historical Society and the Police Department.
Categories. • Environment • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 6, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.