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

Pownal

Two Presidents Taught Here

 
 
Pownal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
1. Pownal Marker
Inscription.
Here two Presidents taught school at the beginning of their careers. Chester A. Arthur, a graduate of Union College, educated Pownal youth in 1851. Later while an undergraduate at Williams College, James A. Garfield did likewise. When Garfield was assassinated in 1881, Arthur succeeded him as President.
 
Erected 1958 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 42° 48.28′ N, 73° 15.995′ W. Marker is in Pownal, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Vermont Route 346 and North Pownal Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 346. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of Congregational Church of North Pownal. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3554 Route 346, Pownal VT 05261, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Eighteenth Century Settlement (approx. 0.4 miles away); Reynolds Farm (approx. 4.4 miles away in New York); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 5.1 miles away in New York); Early Tavern (approx. 5.1 miles away in New York); Site of First Hoosick Baptist Church
Wideview of Pownal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
2. Wideview of Pownal Marker
(approx. 5.4 miles away in New York); William Lloyd Garrison (approx. 6.1 miles away); Vermont's Colonial Shrine (approx. 6.1 miles away); Ethan Allen (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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