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Castleton in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The “Old Chapel”

Castleton Medical College

 

—(1818-1862) —

 
The "Old Chapel" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
1. The "Old Chapel" Marker
Inscription.
Castleton Medical College was the first such college in Vermont. This structure, built in 1821, was originally located on Main Street west of the present town library. In 1864 a leading citizen presented the building to Harriet Haskell, Principal of Castleton Seminary. It has served the College as dormitory, classrooms, and chapel and is a reminder of traditions which date back to the College’s founding in 1787. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 36.63′ N, 73° 10.703′ W. Marker is in Castleton, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on Seminary Street 0.1 miles south of Main Street (Alternate U.S. 4), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 Seminary Street, Castleton VT 05735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Vermont's First College" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Hope (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Warren (approx. 0.7 miles away); Edwin L. Drake (approx. 1.7 miles away); Slate Pencil Manufacturing
The "Old Chapel" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
2. The "Old Chapel" Marker
(approx. 3.6 miles away); First Slate Quarry in Western Vermont (approx. 3.9 miles away); Matthew Lyon (approx. 4.5 miles away); Site of Oldest Union Church in America (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castleton.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - Castleton State College. (Submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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