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Arlington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Chittenden Home

 
 
Chittenden Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
1. Chittenden Home Marker
Inscription.
Oldest frame building one block east, built by Jehiel Hawley, 1764, was home of Thomas Chittenden, Vermontís first Governor. Legend says the western vista, with its great pine, became the State Seal in 1779. Ethan and Ira Allen lived nearby.
 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 43° 4.358′ N, 73° 9.281′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Alternate Vermont Route 7) and East Arlington Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VT 05250, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dorothy Canfield Fisher (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); State Seal Pine Tree (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chiselville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sunderland (approx. 3.3 miles away); Norman Rockwell (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lincolnís "Hildene" (approx. 6.2 miles away); Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead (approx. 6.4 miles away); Shaftsbury (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Regarding Chittenden Home. The local historian, Mr.
Wideview of Chittenden Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
2. Wideview of Chittenden Home Marker
Budde, confirmed to me that the marker is inaccurate and that the frame building of which the marker speaks was actually dismantled in 1845 (but the lot on which it originally stood is indeed one block east).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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