Randolph Center in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Jonathan Peckham Miller
(1797 - 1847)
—Freedom Fighter —
Jonathan Peckham Miller was born in Randolph and educated at Orange County Grammar School close to this spot. When he fought in the Greek Revolution for freedom from the Turks in the 1820s, he was known internationally as “the American Daredevil.” Jonathan returned to fight for the freedom of slaves in his own country as a member of the Vermont legislature and a champion of the abolitionist movement. An orphan himself, he adopted a Greek orphan, Lucas, who later became a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.
Erected 2015 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 43° 56.357′ N, 72° 36.404′ W. Marker was in Randolph Center, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker was on East Bethel Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. At Vermont Technical College. Marker was in this post office area: Randolph Center VT 05061, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Randolph (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph State Normal School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tunbridge World's Fair (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Floating Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away); Eighteen Hundred And Froze To Death / United Church Of Bethel (approx. 7.6 miles away); Site of 1780 Raid (approx. 7.8 miles away); Wagon Wheels Farm (approx. 8.6 miles away); The Royalton Raid (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Randolph Center.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 27, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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