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Norwich in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Town of Norwich

 
 
Town of Norwich Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 26, 2014
1. Town of Norwich Marker
Inscription.
Marker Front:
Forged by the determination and skills of early settlers, Norwich’s legacy survives in its Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival buildings. With commercial, residential, and public buildings clustered near its green, Norwich remains an engaged, vibrant. The village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On July 4th, 1761 the Royal Governor Benning Wentworth of the Province of New Hampshire granted a charter for the town. The 1820s – 1904s were prosperous and the town exported agricultural and manufacturing products. Norwich University and Dartmouth College, across the river, attracted residents. In 1866 the South Barracks of Norwich University burned, and the school relocated to Northfield, VT.

Marker Reverse:
Home to Norwich University founder Alden Partridge, artist Paul Sample, and many Olympians. Norwich has long attracted people of purpose and ingenuity. The 1843 Norwich Female Abolition Society and the c. 1894 Women’s Christian Temperance Union pressed for change. The first Vermont YMCA band played on the green for years. In 1963 President Kennedy established the Dresden School District, the first interstate school system in the country.
The Lewis House, on whose grounds this marker sits, was built c. 1807. from 1846-1892 General William Lewis was the first
Wide view of the Town of Norwich Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 26, 2014
2. Wide view of the Town of Norwich Marker
of five generations of the family to live and work here, where he served as the Town Clerk and Treasurer. The house remained in the family until 2003 when the Historical Society purchased the house.
 
Erected 2013 by Vermont Division of Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 42.776′ N, 72° 18.496′ W. Marker is in Norwich, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 5) and Elm Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. The stands in front of the Norwich Historical Society. Marker is at or near this postal address: 277 Main Street, Norwich VT 05055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alden Partridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Theta Chi Fraternity (within shouting distance of this marker); American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); First Public Grammar School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Settlers & Allen R. Foley (approx. ¾ mile away); "Senior Fence" (approx. 1.2 miles away in New Hampshire); Hanover World War II Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Vermont (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Also see . . .
1. Norwich Village Historic District - National Register of Historic Places Nomination. (Submitted on January 2, 2015, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Norwich Historical Society: Historic Walking Tour. Enjoy scenic Norwich, Vermont, with a stroll back in time along Main Street with its many historic homes, commercial enterprises and public buildings. (Submitted on January 2, 2015, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 31, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on January 2, 2015, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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