Ryegate in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
James Whitehill Stone House
In the style of a Scottish stone croft (farmhouse), this house was erected by James Whitehill, a prosperous farmer and one of a large number of immigrants from Inchinnan Parish, Scotland, who settled Ryegate under the sponsorship of the Scotch American Company of Farmers. He purchased 600 acres, known as the Witherspoon Tract, from James Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration of Independence who owned the entire township. Whitehill was a founder of the Ryegate Reformed Presbyterian Church. This is one of the oldest surviving houses in Ryegate and was the first library in town. The house and surrounding acreage is still owned by the Whitehill family.
Erected 2007 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 15.947′ N, 72° 10.347′ W. Marker is in Ryegate, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is at the intersection of Peacham Road and Stonehouse Road, on the right when traveling south on Peacham Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Ryegate VT 05042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caledonia County Grammar School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Henry Stevens / Henry Stevens, Jr. The Comerford Development at Fifteen Mile Falls (approx. 7.4 miles away); Greenbank's Hollow (approx. 8.1 miles away); Thaddeus Stevens (approx. 10.2 miles away); Haverhill-Bath Bridge (approx. 10.3 miles away in New Hampshire); Rogers Rangers (approx. 11.8 miles away in New Hampshire); Bath Bridge (approx. 12½ miles away in New Hampshire).
Categories. • Agriculture • Man-Made Features • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers •
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