Wolcott in Lamoille County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Reverend George S. Brown
Reverend Brown was the first African American Methodist minister in Vermont. He was born in Newport, RI and became a Methodist minister in Kingsbury, NY in 1833. He made a living by building stone walls; many of which are still standing today. Brown served as a missionary to Liberia from 1837-1843. In 1855 he organized Methodist classes in Wolcott and supervised the building of the church in 1856. As far as can be determined this is the only church he served in the United States as the preacher in charge. He died in Glens Falls, NY.
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 32.883′ N, 72° 27.749′ W. Marker is in Wolcott, Vermont, in Lamoille County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Highway East (Vermont Route 15) 0.2 miles west of School Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4023 Grand Army of the Republic Highway East, Wolcott VT 05680, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fisher Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Morrisville Depot (approx. 6.8 miles away); Historic Kent Tavern (approx. 12½ miles away).
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Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 366 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.