Near Shaftsbury in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
The Birthplace, 1805, of Jacob Merritt Howard
Moving west, Howard became Senator from Michigan, & wrote resolutions adopted by Convention at Jackson, July 6, 1854, on which The Republican Party was founded. He was also the sole author of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. His birthplace stands about 2 miles to the east.
Erected 1954 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 42° 58.989′ N, 73° 12.398′ W. Marker is near Shaftsbury, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Ethan Allen Highway (Alternate Vermont Route 7A) and Tunic Road, on the right when traveling north on Ethan Allen Highway. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the Shaftsbury Historical Society Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3871 Ethan Allen Highway, Shaftsbury VT 05262, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead (approx. 0.3 miles away); Park-McCullough House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Home Where Lt .Colonel Baum Died (approx. 4½ miles away); Henry Covered Bridge (approx. 5½ miles away); Birthplace of Vermont Site of Home of John Wood (approx. 5.7 miles away in New York); Bennington Battlefield (approx. 5.8 miles away in New York); New Hampshire Troops (approx. 5.8 miles away in New York).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Jacob M. Howard. (Submitted on November 3, 2015, 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 November 3, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.