Williamstown in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Thomas Davenport was born on the West Hill in 1802 and worked in a blacksmith shop by the village stream. Later, in Brandon, invented the first commutator, and, in 1837, patented the first electric motor.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 44° 7.348′ N, 72° 32.486′ W. Marker is in Williamstown, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Brook Street (Vermont Route 64) and Vermont Route 14, on the right when traveling west on Brook Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Ainsworth Public Library. Marker is in this post office area: Williamstown VT 05679, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Davenport (a few steps from this marker); Town of Williamstown (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); In the late 1950ís Rock of Ages experimented with making lanes out of granite... (approx. 3.4 miles away); Norwich University (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Floating Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away); Senator William Upham (approx. 9.8 miles away); Ammi B. Young (approx. 9.8 miles away); State House (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamstown.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Thomas Davenport. (Submitted on July 24, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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