Ludlow in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Abby Maria Hemenway
Born in Ludlow in 1828 and educated at Black River Academy, Abby Maria Hemenway was the editor of the Vermont Historical Gazetteer, a five volume compilation of local history, published between 1860 and 1891. For thirty years, Hemenway managed her own publishing empire, collecting, editing, and printing the history of every town in her state, an achievement matched by no one else in the United States. Floods, fires, and chronic indebtedness delayed the work, but in the end the town histories of every Vermont county but Windsor were published. Hemenway never married, and in 1864 joined the Roman Catholic Church. She died in poverty in Chicago in 1890, having continued working to the very end.
Erected 2002 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 23.824′ N, 72° 41.859′ W. Marker is in Ludlow, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is on High Street 0.2 miles west of Main Street (Vermont Route 103), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in front of the Black River Academy Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 High Street, Ludlow VT 05149, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veteran’s Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Gage Accident (approx. 4.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps West River Forest Camp (approx. 5.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Campground on the Crown Point Road (approx. 5½ miles away); Vermont Gold Rush (approx. 5½ miles away); Mount Holly Railroad History (approx. 5.9 miles away); Village of Mechanicsville (approx. 6.4 miles away); Weston Village Historic District (approx. 8.7 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Abby Maria Hemenway. (Submitted on October 20, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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