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Near Charlotte in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Charlotte Whale

The Vermont State Fossil

 
 
The Charlotte Whale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
1. The Charlotte Whale Marker
Inscription.
In 1849 an 11,000 year old Beluga Whale was found north of this site in what had been the Champlain Sea. Resident J.G. Thorp collected the bones, and naturalist Zadock Thompson assembled the skeleton now displayed in the Perkins Museum of Geology at UVM.
 
Erected 1993 by Charlotte Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 17.032′ N, 73° 15.596′ W. Marker is near Charlotte, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is on Thompsons Point Road 0.1 miles west of Greenbush Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlotte VT 05445, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Quinlan Schoolhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); "Rokeby" (approx. 4.4 miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away in New York); The Great Convention (approx. 5.4 miles away); Welcome to Shelburne Museum (approx. 6.3 miles away); Flat World, 2008 (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte.
 
Also see . . .  UVM - The Charlotte Whale. (Submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Wideview of The Charlotte Whale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
2. Wideview of The Charlotte Whale Marker
Near the Thompsons Point Road RR crossing

 
Categories. AnimalsPaleontologyScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels
 
The Charlotte Whale Fossil image. Click for full size.
By Bill DiLillo, University of Vermont photography
3. The Charlotte Whale Fossil
Also known as The Vermont State Fossil. This photo was taken before it was encased in glass. It is on display at the UVM Perkins Museum of Geology.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on November 16, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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