“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Orleans County Vermont Historical Markers

Wideview of Henry M. Leland Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin Craft, July 4, 2014
Wideview of Henry M. Leland Marker
Vermont (Orleans County), Barton — Henry M. LelandDesigner of Cadillac and Lincoln Automobiles
Born in Barton on February 16, 1843 to a hard working farm family, Henry Leland carried into his life the strength and quality of his family’s work ethic adding to it his gift and love for precision. By 1890, Leland was in Detroit where he had . . . — Map (db m75107) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Barton — Veterans Memorial

Proudly we salute our veterans & pledge eternal gratitude for their sacrifices & gallant preservation of freedom for all.

[Armed Services Emblems]

Dedicated May 30, 1989 — Map (db m122627) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Brownington — Old Stone HouseHistorical Society Museum
In 1836, Rev. Alexander Twilight, the schoolmaster of the Orleans County Grammar School, on a main stage route to Canada, built this structure, Athenian Hall, as a dormitory for his pupils. It now holds the interesting collection of the County . . . — Map (db m85871) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Craftsbury — Sterling CollegeFounded 1958
Sterling College was among the first colleges and universities in the United States to offer a liberal arts curriculum focused on the environment. It was founded here in Craftsbury Common in 1958 as a boys’ preparatory school known as Sterling . . . — Map (db m136063) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Derby — Derby Academy1840-1967 — The Oldest Incorporated School in Orleans County —
On this site the Derby Literary and Theological Institute - a private boarding school - was founded by the Danville Baptist Association on one acre of land given by Lemuel Richmond and Benjamin Hinman. Colonel Chester Carpenter led a campaign for . . . — Map (db m75586) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Derby Line — Haskell Free Library and Opera House
This structure is doubly unusual: it not only straddles the Canada-United States boundary but also contains the rare combination of a library and a theatre. Built between 1901 and 1904 as the gift of the Haskell family of Vermont, it testifies to . . . — Map (db m75167) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Derby Line — VermontOrleans County Route
Derby Line demonstrates the goodwill between Canada & the United States with its International Rotary Club, and Haskell Library and Opera House built astride the boundary line. Southward in Orleans County lie two of New England’s most beautiful . . . — Map (db m75259) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Glover — Runaway Pond
On this site, on June 6, 1810 settlers dug an outlet to the north from what was then known as Long Pond. The retaining bank collapsed, causing all water from the 1.5-mile long pond to be discharged toward Barton River, and on to Lake Memphremagog, . . . — Map (db m75120) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 2 — Early 19th Century Newport / Newport au dèbut du 19e siècle

Newport was first organized as a town on October 25, 1781, though its charter was not issued until October 30, 1802, when it was granted to Nathan Fish and George Duncan under the name Duncansboro. It was not until November 16, 1816 when a . . . — Map (db m122741) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 9 — Early 20th Century, Newport / Newport au début du 20e siècle
Newport had reached its pinnacle of success at the dawn of the 20th century, when three of Newport's most impressive civic buildings were constructed[;] the Goodrich Memorial Library, the Orleans County Courthouse and the Federal Building. These . . . — Map (db m122745) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial

In memory of The Eighteen Charter Members of Baxter Post No 51 G.A.R.

Ina L. Rocque Dept. President W.R.C. —————————————— . . . — Map (db m122865) HM WM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 10 — Newport's Fire Fighters / Les Pompiers de Newport

The Memphremagog Hose Company, organized in 1885, was the first fire station of the Newport Village Fire Department. Two separate fire departments, the Memphremagog Hose Company (which included the former Batesville Company) and the West Derby . . . — Map (db m122834) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 5 — Newport's Hotels and Tourism / Les Hotels de Newport et le Tourisme
The grand Memphremagog House, c. 1838-1907, the core of which was one of the original buildings constructed on Main Street, dominated the hotel business in Newport, though a few other smaller hotels were also built downtown, near the railroad . . . — Map (db m122666) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — Northern Forest Canoe TrailNortheast Kingdom


For thousands of years, the waterways of the Northeast Kingdom provided the best travel routes across the rugged landscape. Lake Memphremagog is a hub which connects the northeast's major waterways: Lake Champlain to the west, . . . — Map (db m122629) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — Pomerleau ParkWelcome - Bienvenue

This property is a heartfelt gift from Antonio Pomerleau and Family. A native son of Newport, Tony wishes to ensure an enjoyable space for present and future generations. — Map (db m122680) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 4 — The Arrival of the Railroad / L'Arrivée du Chemin de Fer
The City of Newport's development was dramatically altered by the arrival of the railroad in the mid-nineteenth century. From the south, in 1863, the Connecticut and Passumpsic Railroad arrived in Newport. In 1873, a second line, the Missisquoi . . . — Map (db m122671) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 6 — The Lane Opera House / Le « Lane Opera House »(La Maison de l'Opéra Lane)
In 1892, a prominent citizen of Newport, Elisha Lane, commenced construction of the Lane Opera House. The opera house was a three-story brick building with a solid granite foundation and decorative granite window and door trim. The more expensive . . . — Map (db m122633) HM
Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 3 — Tour Boats on the Lake / Les Bateaux de Randonnée sur le Lac

For both the original Native Americans and the earliest settlers, Lake Memphremagog was important for transportation and portage, but it also would develop an illustrious history as a tourist destination. Once fronted by the grand Memphremagog . . . — Map (db m122683) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — Vietnam Veterans Memorial

In honor of those who served in Vietnam — Map (db m122794) WM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — War Memorial

To Honor the Veterans of All Wars They Gave Their Today for Our Tomorrow

☆ ☆ ☆

Let us remember our brave men and women who served the country they loved May we devote our lives to the building of peace . . . — Map (db m122849) WM

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May. 27, 2020