Dorset in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Birthplace of William Griﬃth Wilson
—Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous —
Bill Wilson was born November 26, 1895, in a room behind the bar at the Wilson House Hotel. From age 11 until entering the Army, he lived at the Griffith House across the church yard from his birthplace. Bill W. wrote the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" which contains the 12-step recovery program for alcoholics. Through this program, a multitude of lives have been saved. Other programs, based on the original 12 steps, exist worldwide for healing individuals and families.
Erected 1995 by Wilson House Board of Directors.
Location. 43° 14.383′ N, 73° 0.549′ W. Marker is in Dorset, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Mad Tom Road and Village Street, on the right when traveling north on Mad Tom Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dorset VT 05251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Marble Quarry (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fenton Pottery Site (approx. 4.2 miles away); Dorset (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Dorset Field Club The Southern Vermont Arts Center (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Soldiers' Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Revolutionary War (approx. 6.2 miles away); Harmon's Mint (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dorset.
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