Weybridge in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Born at Amherst, Mass., Silas Wright came to Weybridge as an infant and grew up here. Graduated from Middlebury College in 1815, he studied Law at Sandy Hill, N.Y.; began Law practice at Canton, N.Y. in 1819, and entered politics there. A Brigadier General by 1824, he was State Senator, 1825-1827; U.S. Congressman, 1827-29; Comptroller, 1829-33; U.S. Senator, 1833-44; and Governor of New York, 1845-47. In 1844, General Wright had declined the Democratic Party nomination for U.S. Vice-President.
The large marble monument was erected in 1848 by citizens of Weybridge and vicinity, which General Wright always regarded as his natal place.
Erected 1965 by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
Location. 44° 2.286′ N, 73° 12.722′ W. Marker is in Weybridge, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is at the intersection of Weybridge Road (Vermont Route 23) and James Road, on the right when traveling south on Weybridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middlebury VT 05753, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The U.S. Government Morgan Horse Farm (approx. 1½ miles away); Charter House (approx. 2.8 John Deere (approx. 2.8 miles away); Emma Willard (approx. 2.8 miles away); Birthplace of Ray Fisher (approx. 3½ miles away); William Slade (approx. 5.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Silas Wright - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on October 15, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.