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
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
Names of the soldiers from
the Town of Coventry, Vermont
who served in the Civil War of
Co. A 2d VT Inf. Vol.
Co. B 3d VT Inf. Vol.
Allen, Levi C.
Bartlett, Enoch K. . . . — — Map (db m155240) WM
1917 World War 1919
Robert Bickford • Carroll W. Brooks • Walter E. Cleveland • George P. Corrow • Will E. Corrow • Quincy W. Goss • Lewis S. Kahlstrom • Clyde W. Kiern • Wallace W. Kiern • Raymond E. Kneeland • Richard C. . . . — — Map (db m155697) WM
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
1799 First worship service held in home of Timothy Hitman
1807 Congregational Society of Derby formed by settlers
1816 Members form Stanstead QC Congregational Church
1820 First Derby Congregational Church building erected
1823 Members . . . — — Map (db m208173) HM
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
Presented June 2001
By The Derby Academy Alumni
Derby Academy Bell
Cast by George H. Holbrook in Midway Mass
in 1841. Moved from the old boarding house
about 1869, it hung in the Academy building until
the building was replaced by the . . . — — Map (db m198515) HM
In memory of the volunteers from Derby, who lost their lives in the Great Rebellion of 1861-5.
1861 Derby's tribute to her sons who fought in the Civil War 1865
+Spaulding, S.F., 1st Lt.• *Chase, G.W. 1st Lt.• *Hopkins, M. 2nd Lt.• . . . — — Map (db m207872) WM
Nelson, George E.
Aldrich, Fred N.•
Corley, Richard T.•
Foster, Stephen M.
Foster, Austin T.•
Nelson, Asa B.•
Somers, Henry E.
Powell, Wellman H. . . . — — Map (db m207871) WM
A captain in the American Revolution. Born in Southbury, Conn. and came to Vermont in 1790. On this lot overlooking Hitman Pond he built the first house in town in 1794. A log house, rough but solid, thatched with hemlock bark over plank floors. . . . — — Map (db m207861) HM
Willie Johnston was the youngest recipient of The Medal of Honor at the age of 13. In 1861, at age 11, he enlisted as a drummer boy for Company D of the 3rd Vermont Infantry. He was the only drummer in his division to come away with his drum during . . . — — Map (db m207862) HM
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
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
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
Hinman Settler Road begins here at Greensboro’s Four Corners, passes through Glover, Barton, Brownington, and ends at the Quebec border in Derby. The road was named after Timothy Hinman, born 1761 in Woodbury, CT. Hinman, one of many Revolutionary . . . — — Map (db m199458) HM
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 small . . . — — Map (db m122741) HM
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
First Reparative Probation Case in the United States
In February 1995 the first documented reparative probation case in the U.S. was adjudicated at the Orleans County Courthouse in Newport. Reparative probation applies restorative justice to . . . — — Map (db m151265) HM
In memory of the Eighteen Charter Members of Baxter Post No 51 G.A.R.
Ina L. Rocque, Dept. President W.R.C.
In memory of Our Fathers
Vermont Dep't. D. of U.V. of the Civil War
In memory of Sarah . . . — — Map (db m122865) HM WM
When Calvin Arnold of Randolph, Vermont, arrived in the Vermont-Quebec border region in about 1800, it was a vast land of big forests, big lakes, and free running streams. Native Americans, many of them Abenaki, called it their home. They hunted, . . . — — Map (db m198876) HM
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
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
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, the St. . . . — — Map (db m122629) HM
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
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
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
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 on earth . . . — — Map (db m122849) WM