Brandon in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Stephen A. Douglas
Opponent of Abraham Lincoln
The ‘little giant’ of national politics, born in Brandon in 1813, later moved to Middlebury to learn cabinet making. Returning to Brandon, he attended the Academy. Moving to Illinois in 1833, his career merged with the stream of American politics, reaching the height in his famous debates with Abraham Lincoln in 1858. Although Lincoln’s opponent during the campaign, he supported the Union until his death in June, 1861.
Erected 1957 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 43° 48.027′ N, 73° 5.651′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street (U.S. 7) and Champlain Street (Vermont Route 73), on the right when traveling south on Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Brandon Visitor Center (open 365 days a year) and Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace and Museum (open mid-May through mid-October). Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Grove Street, Brandon VT 05733, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brandon Training School (approx. one mile away); Forest Dale Ironworks (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hammond Covered Bridge Kendrick Dam, Pond, Mill, and Ice House (approx. 6˝ miles away); Pittsford's Iron Industry (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Vermont Sanatorium (approx. 7.2 miles away); Dawn Attack (approx. 7˝ miles away); Battle of Hubbardton (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandon.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Stephen A. Douglas. (Submitted on August 5, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Politics •
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