“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rutland County, Vermont

Clickable Map of Rutland County, Vermont and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Rutland County, VT (124) Addison County, VT (72) Bennington County, VT (63) Windsor County, VT (109) Washington County, NY (169)  RutlandCounty(124) Rutland County (124)  AddisonCounty(72) Addison County (72)  BenningtonCounty(63) Bennington County (63)  WindsorCounty(109) Windsor County (109)  WashingtonCountyNew York(169) Washington County (169)
Rutland is the county seat for Rutland County
Adjacent to Rutland County, Vermont
      Addison County (72)  
      Bennington County (63)  
      Windsor County (109)  
      Washington County, New York (169)  
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1 Vermont, Rutland County, Belmont, East Wallingford — Village of MechanicsvilleFounded in Early 1800's
Mechanicsville was a village center in the Town of Mount Holly, which was chartered in 1792. The village prospered with the growth of water-powered manufacturing, that included sawmills, gristmills, wheelwrights, furniture shops, and the A.P. Chase . . . Map (db m78153) HM
2 Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Brandon Civil War MemorialTo Her Fallen Soldiers — 1861-1865 —
Killed in Battle Capt. Geo. B. Davenport, May 5, 1864 Capt. Chas. J. Ormsbee, May 5, 1864 Lieut. Hiram Bailey, June 3, 1864 Sergt. Ezra P. West, June 29, 1862 Corp. Chas. A. Ford, April 2, 1865 Hadley P. Ford, May 16, 1864 John . . . Map (db m136383) WM
3 Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Brandon Training School
Established in 1915, the program served Vermonters with mental retardation and developmental disabilities continuously until 1993. Founded as the Brandon State School for Feebleminded Children, the name was changed to Brandon State School in 1929 . . . Map (db m76003) HM
4 Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Forest Dale Ironworks
Ironworking began at Forest Dale in 1810 using local ore. By 1823 a blast furnace was producing pig iron and a variety of ornamental iron. The Green Mountain Iron Company acquired the facility in 1854 to produce parlor stoves. The furnace was . . . Map (db m78178) HM
5 Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Stephen A. DouglasOpponent of Abraham Lincoln
The ‘little giant’ of national politics, born in Brandon in 1813, later moved to Middlebury to learn cabinet making. Returning to Brandon, he attended the Academy. Moving to Illinois in 1833, his career merged with the stream of American politics, . . . Map (db m76006) HM
6 Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Stephen A. Douglas
(side 1) Teacher Lawyer Orator Statesman United States Senator from Illinois 1847 to 1861 Democratic candidate for President of United States against Abraham Lincoln. Loyal supporter of Lincoln and the Union in the early days . . . Map (db m136876) HM
7 Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — "Vermont's First College"
On this site Castleton State College, Vermont’s first college and the eighteenth oldest in the nation, was first established as the Rutland County Grammar School, chartered by the General Assembly of the Republic of Vermont on October 15, 1787. The . . . Map (db m78184) HM
8 Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — Conflict at Fort Warren
Conflict – Site of Fort Warren 1777 – 1779 Erected under the auspices of Ann Story Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1904Map (db m105476) HM
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9 Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — Fort WarrenBattle of Hubbardton — Seven Miles North —
Directly east is the elevation of Fort Warren, built in 1779 for defense of the northern frontier. The road from the north was route of American retreat before Burgoyne, protected by Col. Seth Warner’s rearguard action at the Battle of Hubbardton, . . . Map (db m78183) HM
10 Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — James Hope1818-1892
American portrait and landscape painter, James Hope excelled at capturing the beauty of mid-19th century Vermont. He is best known for his five large paintings of the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland done from sketches made while serving as . . . Map (db m95452) HM
11 Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — Meeting of Allen and Arnold
Marking The Meeting Place of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold on their Historic March to Fort Ticonderoga May 9, 1775 Dedicated 1941 Vermont SesquicentennialMap (db m105475) HM
12 Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — The "Old Chapel"Castleton Medical College — (1818-1862) —
Castleton Medical College was the first such college in Vermont. This structure, built in 1821, was originally located on Main Street west of the present town library. In 1864 a leading citizen presented the building to Harriet Haskell, Principal . . . Map (db m78198) HM
13 Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton, Bomoseen — Edwin L. Drake1819-1880 — Founder of the Oil Industry —
Drilling the first modern oil well in the United States on August 27, 1859 at Titusville, Penna., Drake struck oil at 69 feet and launched one of the world’s great industries. On a farm on Drake Road, near this spot, he lived as a boy and attended . . . Map (db m78199) HM
14 Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton, Bomoseen — Slate Pencil Manufacturing(1843-1878)
In 1843, John Cain erected a slate pencil mill along Sucker Brook. Benjamin and James Adams bought the mill in 1853, and began mass-producing slate pencils as the Adams Manufacturing Co. Soon, after acquiring more land and business partners, the . . . Map (db m97291) HM
15 Vermont, Rutland County, Center Rutland — Center Rutland DepotConstructed Circa 1912
The Center Rutland Depot is a classic example of an early 1900's rail station. Built at the junction of the Delaware and Hudson and Rutland Railroads, the depot served the area's passenger and freight customers until the late 1950's.Map (db m77980) HM
16 Vermont, Rutland County, Center Rutland — Mead's Falls
James Mead, Rutland's first settler, arrived at these falls on the Otter Creek in 1769. The next year he and his family were given shelter by members of the Caughnawaga tribe while they finished their log cabin. Mead built saw and grist mills on the . . . Map (db m77440) HM
17 Vermont, Rutland County, Clarendon, North Clarendon — Kingsley Grist Mill
The last of a dozen mills that dotted Mill River during the 18th & 19th century. Kingsley Grist Mill stands just upstream of the 1870 Town lattice truss covered bridge. Kingsley's Mill, the only mill ever designed and built by nationally known . . . Map (db m74431) HM
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18 Vermont, Rutland County, Cuttingsville — John Porter Bowman and Laurel Hall / Laurel Glen Mausoleum
(side 1) John Porter Bowman and Laurel Hall John Bowman was born in 1816 in his grandparents’ tavern at Pierce’s Corner, VT. At 15 he began working in tanneries in Rutland and New York. In the 1840s he opened Tannery Crossing in . . . Map (db m199457) HM
19 Vermont, Rutland County, Danby — Pearl S. BuckJune 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973
Mother, wife, writer, humanitarian, and civil rights activist, Pearl Buck was the first American woman to receive the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes for literature. A visionary, she worked to cross political and cultural barriers to further . . . Map (db m95455) HM
20 Vermont, Rutland County, East Poultney — Horace Greeley - George JonesNoted journalists served apprenticeship near here
At the original settlement in East Poultney, Horace Greeley, founder of the "New York Tribune", worked on the "Northern Spectator", 1826-1830. George Jones, co-founder of the "N.Y.Times", also came from here.Map (db m78256) HM
21 Vermont, Rutland County, East Poultney — Jeffrey Brace1742 - 1827 — African, Revolutionary Veteran, Author, Abolitionist —
Jeffrey Brace was born in West Africa with the name Boyrereau Brinch. At sixteen he was captured by European slave traders, shipped to Barbados, sold to a ship's captain, and eventually arrived in New England. Some years later, while still enslaved, . . . Map (db m60663) HM
22 Vermont, Rutland County, East Poultney — Poultney Civil War Monument1861-1865
To our country's defenders of Poultney,VT. Erected in grateful memory of their heroic service by Mrs. Josephine L. Lewis in memory of her husband Col. Judson A. Lewis.Map (db m60775) HM
23 Vermont, Rutland County, East Poultney — Site of Oldest Union Church in America
Founded eight years before religious liberty was made constitutional 1780Map (db m60783) HM
24 Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — First Slate Quarry in Western Vermont
This area of Vermont is known for its high quality slate; the first quarry was opened on Scotch Hill in 1839 by Alonson Allen & Caleb Ranney. Allen began the first manufacture of roofing slate in Vermont in 1848. By 1869 there were seventeen . . . Map (db m78200) HM
25 Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — 9/112001 • 2011 — May We Never Forget —
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26 Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — Civil War Memorial
In memory of our fallen comrades 1861 - 1865Map (db m109312) WM
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27 Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — Matthew LyonFair Haven's oldest mills built on falls by founder
Matthew Lyon, Irish-born leading grantee, built grist, saw and paper mills here, 1783, and a forge above. He ran first store, inn, and newspaper. As Congressman from Vermont he was jailed under the Sedition Law and later elected from Kentucky and . . . Map (db m78211) HM
28 Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — Site of Fair Haven High School1877 - 1957
Ralph Kehoe 1928 -1989 Athlete, War Hero, Coach and Teacher First Four Letter UVM Athlete 1973 UVM Hall of Fame Korean War Silver and Bronze [S]tars, Purple Heart 1954 – 58 FHHS coach and teacher 1956 – 57 state and . . . Map (db m109317) HM WM
29 Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — Veterans Memorial Park
Dedicated to those who have served their country in time of need “. . . and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they . . . Map (db m109316) WM
30 Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — World War MemorialFair Haven, Vt.
Honor Roll Ebenezer Bull • William P. Cain • Michele Fumarola George N. Greene • William H. Griffith • Charles E. Ingalls Harold S. Metcalf • Carl W. Mooney • Gordon W. Preston Harley R. Streeter • Emil Trombley • Joseph Vinci • George . . . Map (db m109315) WM
31 Vermont, Rutland County, Goshen — The Ruth Stone House / Green Apples
Ruth Stone (1915-2011) purchased this property in 1956, and for the next 55 years it provided inspiration for her writing and a haven for the many students and colleagues she welcomed. She published her first book of poetry in 1959, the same year . . . Map (db m135842) HM
32 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Battle of HubbardtonOnly Battlefield On Vermont Soil
Here on July 7, 1777 a successful rearguard action by Colonel Seth Warner’s Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire troops ended British pursuit under Generals Frazer and Reldesel. Thus, General St. Claire’s American army, retreating from Fort . . . Map (db m74470) HM
33 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 2 — Beginnings of the BattleHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
On July 5 and 6, 1777, American forces withdrew from Mount Independence and Fort Ticonderoga as the British pursued. They traveled over the military road built in the fall of 1776 to connect Mount Independence with sites on the Connecticut . . . Map (db m201705) HM
34 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — British Flank Near Mt. Zion
Directly in front of you stands the majestic Mount Zion. From its summit the whole battlefield can be seen and it may have served as a lookout for Tory and Indian scouts who were surveying the area for the British shortly before the battle. The . . . Map (db m11408) HM
35 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 4 — British Flank The AmericansHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
After the British attacked Monument Hill, the Americans withdrew to a position behind a log fence on the east side of the Castleton Road. As the battle continued, American Colonel Seth Warner, his men, and others near the Castleton Road . . . Map (db m201955) HM
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36 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Dawn Attack Reported permanently removed
Directly ahead, through the gap in the hills, ran the Military Road which connected the American garrison at Mount Independence on Lake Champlain with sites on the Connecticut River. American forces used this road as their escape route during . . . Map (db m202032) HM
37 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat Reported permanently removed
Most of the battle waged back and forth in this field until the Americans were finally forced across the Castleton Road to the east. They took up a position there behind a log and stone fence. After some heavy fighting, Colonel Hale’s 2nd New . . . Map (db m202036) HM
38 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 6 — Germans Arrive, Americans RetreatHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
The Americans took up a position behind the high log and stone fence across the Castleton Road to the east, being forced there by the British. After heavy fighting, remnants of the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment moved back across the road, . . . Map (db m201993) HM
39 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Hubbardton Battle Monument
The only battle fought in Vermont during the Revolution Right side of Monument: This monument erected by citizens of Hubbardton and vicinity July 7, 1859 Back of Monument: Hubbardton Battle fought on this ground July 7, 1777 Bottom of . . . Map (db m9230) WM
40 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 1 — Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Welcome to the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site STARTING HERE, follow the path to your right to the top of Monument Hill. A series of signs identify battle landmarks and explain the battle action that unfolded here. Enjoy . . . Map (db m201688) HM
41 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Hubbardton Turnpike School1869-1969
Former site Hubbardton Turnpike School 1869-1969Map (db m201669) HM
42 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 3 — Monument Hill And The Morning ChargeHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
American Colonel Ebenezer Francis, his 11th Massachusetts Regiment, and selected units from other regiments encamped along this hilltop the night of July 6. Colonel Seth Warner and his Green Mountain Boys made camp to the left, down the . . . Map (db m201746) HM
43 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Monument Hill Charge Reported permanently removed
Colonel Ebenezer Francis and his 11th Continental Regiment from Massachusetts encamped along this hilltop on the night of July 6th. To the left, down the hill toward the Selleck cabin, were Seth Warner and his Green Mountain Boys; to the right was . . . Map (db m202031) HM
44 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Stone Valley BywayHubbardton — Revolutionary Past, Tranquil Future —
Vermont is a state of bumpy back roads that lead to wonderful discoveries. Sometimes, a perfect swimming hole, other times a field of rare wildflowers. Hubbardton is such a discovery, a small rural town with a lot of heart and many beautiful . . . Map (db m201668) HM
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45 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — The Selleck Cabin Reported permanently removed
John and Sarah Selleck built their cabin near the Castleton Road when they moved to Hubbardton from Connecticut in 1775. Like many other families, they had come here to farm and raise their families away from the crowding and turmoil in the coastal . . . Map (db m202034) HM
46 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 5 — The Selleck CabinHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
In 1775 John and Sarah Selleck, who moved to Hubbardton from Connecticut, built their cabin here near the Castleton Road. They wanted a farm to raise their family away from the crowded coastal area. In the fall of 1776, the newly built . . . Map (db m201992) HM
47 Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park Reported permanently removed
The only battle fought on Vermont soil during the American Revolution took place on these fields. Viewed as a rear guard action, this battle was important because it slowed the progress of the British and German pursuers long enough for the . . . Map (db m202033) HM
48 Vermont, Rutland County, Ira — Ira Town Hall c.1800
A meetinghouse or town hall has existed on this site since about 1800. The land was donated to the town of Ira in 1797 by Thomas and Benoni Collins for the purpose of constructing a meetinghouse and school. Thomas Collins purchased the land after it . . . Map (db m150440) HM
49 Vermont, Rutland County, Ira — War MemorialThese Sought Not Glory But Their Country's Good
1861 • Civil War • 1865 Lawson E Barber · John L Batchelder · Charles P Bateman · John T Bour Oliver E Brewster · George Brown · William Coole · Cornelius P Curtis Henry T Davis · Albert Fish · Henry Flagg · James H Fowler · James S Fox . . . Map (db m229680) WM
50 Vermont, Rutland County, Killington — Mt. KillingtonState's second highest peak — scene of christening legend —
Southward appears the summit of Mt. Killington, once called Pisgah, on which Rev. Samuel Peters claimed he christened the wilderness with the name "Verd-mont" in 1763. Most historians give credit to Dr. Thomas Young’s letter "to the inhabitants of . . . Map (db m78175) HM
51 Vermont, Rutland County, Mendon — Edward Hastings RipleyNovember 11, 1839 - September 14, 1915
Born in Rutland, Ripley enlisted in the 9th Vermont in 1862 and fought at Harper’s Ferry, Chaffin’s Farm and Second Fair Oaks. As brigade commander of the Army of the James, the general led the first Union troops into the Confederate capitol of . . . Map (db m103338) HM
52 Vermont, Rutland County, Mendon — John Vincent
Near this location lived "Captain John" Vincent, a member of the Caughnawaga tribe. An admirer of General George Washington, Captain John became a firm friend of the Colonies. He accompanied Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery to guide American . . . Map (db m78176) HM
53 Vermont, Rutland County, Middletown Springs — A. W. Gray & Sons
Near this site Albert W. Gray manufactured his horse power treadmills, which he invented and patented in 1844 and 1856. He also invented a corn sheller, patented in 1836, and a machine for making wrought iron nails. For over 50 years the shop, . . . Map (db m60664) HM
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54 Vermont, Rutland County, Middletown Springs — Middletown Springs War Memorial
Middletown's Roll of Honor 1861 - 1865 1st VT Reg't.– Whitmore, Sylvanus L. 2nd VT Reg't.– Bateman, John S.•Cole, Obadiah•Perham, Merritt•Perry, Andrew J. 7th VT Reg't.– Buxton, Samuel•Griswold, Stephen A.•Guilder, Harvey•Heap, . . . Map (db m221659) WM
55 Vermont, Rutland County, Middletown Springs — Thomas Morgan House
Near this site in 1784 Thomas Morgan built the first frame house in what is now Middletown Springs.Map (db m60907) HM
56 Vermont, Rutland County, Mount Holly — Mount Holly Railroad History
During construction of what became the Rutland Railroad, two important events occurred in Mount Holly. In 1848, a construction crew discovered the tusk and tooth of a woolly mammoth in the nearby wetland. These are on display in the Community . . . Map (db m104493) HM
57 Vermont, Rutland County, Pawlet — Honor RollPawlet World War I Monument
dedicated by the citizens of Pawlet to those of their number who offered their lives in the Great War of Nations 1914- 1918 (four names) they gave the last full measure of devotion (sixty three names) (one nurse) (two Student Army Training . . . Map (db m134476) WM
58 Vermont, Rutland County, Pawlet — Pawlet Town HallServing the Community Since 1881
Pawlet Town Hall was built cooperatively by the town and local merchant Marcellus Wheeler, to be the seat of town government and to provide commercial space. Prominent features of this Victorian-era building are the Italianate-style cupola, . . . Map (db m136965) HM
59 Vermont, Rutland County, Pawlet — Pawlet Veterans Monument
To all those who honorably served our country in time of need (five service medallions)Map (db m134480) WM
60 Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsfield — Pittsfield Vermont Honor Roll
1781 – Pittsfield, Vermont -1981 Dedicated To All Who Served Our Country World War I Annis, Mabelle L. • Forsha, Edmund R. • Gomo, Elmer C. • Gomo, Frank • Grandy, William C. • Holland, Thomas H. • Kantor, . . . Map (db m157061) WM
61 Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — Fort Vengeance
Erected in 1780 Stood on this ground Caleb Houghton Born Bolton Ms. 1760 Member of Capt. Saffords Co. Maj. Allen's Detach. Stationed at this fort was killed by an Indian half a mile south July 15, 1780. His remains were moved . . . Map (db m136551) HM
62 Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — Hammond Covered Bridge
One of four covered bridges in the town of Pittsford, this 139’ Town lattice truss bridge was built in 1842 by Asa Nourse. During the 1927 flood the bridge floated off its abutments and ended up in a field over a mile down stream. During the winter . . . Map (db m61393) HM
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63 Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — Kendrick Dam, Pond, Mill, and Ice House
A sawmill was built in 1798 by Pittsford's Woodruff family about 275 feet to the north on Sugar Hollow Brook, a Furnace Brook tributary. The mill was replaced and a dam built c.1870 by the Norse family. An ice house was added, with ice cut from the . . . Map (db m97284) HM
64 Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — Pittsford's Iron Industry
Side 1 In 1791, Israel Keith built an iron blast furnace two miles east of here, adjacent to what is now Furnace Brook. Materials for the smelting process included iron ore, manganese, and charcoal from Chittenden, with limestone flux from . . . Map (db m103340) HM
65 Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — The Vermont Sanatorium
The Colonial revival building, designed by Scopes & Feustmann of Saranac Lake, NY, was constructed and endowed by Redfield Proctor and his family as a private pay institution for the treatment of Tuberculosis. Completed in 1907, the center building . . . Map (db m76008) HM
66 Vermont, Rutland County, Poultney — Chiseled In Stone
About 400 million years ago in this region, layers of sediment, accumulated in ocean waters, were subjected to intense pressure and heat during tectonic and mountain building action causing a metamorphism of minerals collectively known as . . . Map (db m229704) HM
67 Vermont, Rutland County, Poultney — Poultney Transportation Highlights
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68 Vermont, Rutland County, Poultney — The Vermont Slate Industry
Slate was first discovered in 1839 and later worked by Col. Alonson Allen at the Scotch Hill Quarry near Fair Haven in 1848. The Hooker brothers opened the Poultney Eureka Quarry in 1851. At the peak in the 1890's there were more than 80 quarries . . . Map (db m229714) HM
69 Vermont, Rutland County, Poultney — War Memorial
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70 Vermont, Rutland County, Poultney — The Old Stone Church
One of the first Methodist churches erected in Vermont, the Old Stone Church was built ca. 1822 with limestone from Whitehall, NY, and marble quarried in Tinmouth, VT. The church, set high atop Stone Church Hill, created a town center and prompted . . . Map (db m233726) HM
71 Vermont, Rutland County, Proctor — John Sunderland
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72 Vermont, Rutland County, Proctor — Otter Creek
Otter Creek was a passageway for Native Americans traveling across what is now Vermont from the Connecticut River to Lake Champlain. They called the falls here “The Great Falls” which at 123’ are the highest in Vermont. John Sutherland, . . . Map (db m77971) HM
73 Vermont, Rutland County, Proctor — Proctor (VT) War Memorial
Dedicated to those who served our country in time of conflict We cherish their sacrifice loyalty and honor A list of 20 names follows from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Iraqi FreedomMap (db m106413) WM
74 Vermont, Rutland County, Proctor — Vermont Marble CompanyThe Largest Marble Company in the World
The earliest marble was quarried by the Humphrey brothers in 1836. They were followed by successive marble companies. In 1870 Redfield Proctor took over in receivership and brought the Vermont Marble Company to world prominence. Building contracts . . . Map (db m77969) HM
75 Vermont, Rutland County, Protor — Crown Point Road
Built by Gen. Amherst 1759Map (db m136548) HM
76 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — "Bill W."
William G. Wilson, known as "Bill W.," co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous, which has affected millions of lives. Born in Dorset, he moved to Rutland in childhood, and credited his upbringing here with instilling the traits that determined his . . . Map (db m229847) HM
77 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — A Brief History of a Long War
DOMESTIC STRIFE MARKED THE VIETNAM ERA Involvement of the United States in Vietnam began as early as 1950, when President Truman sent advisors to assist the French government. At that time, France was seeking to re-establish its colonial . . . Map (db m229761) HM WM
78 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — A Soldier Carved in Stone
FROM JOHN RENO'S STRUGGLE CAME A SOLDIER CARVED IN STONE The stone sculpture that lies at the center of this memorial replaces the original that occupied the same spot from 2000 to 2017. Deterioration of the earlier sculpture resulted in . . . Map (db m229758) HM WM
79 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — A Tribute to the Brilliance of Christo & Jeanne-ClaudeThe Wall of Oil Barrels · The Iron Curtain — Rue Visconti, Paris, 1961-62 —
During eight hours on the evening of June 27, 1962, Christo and Jeanne-Claude closed the Rue Visconti with 89 oil barrels. The art barricade was 13.7 x 13.2 x 2.7 feet (4.2 x4x0.5 meters). It obstructed most of the traffic of the Paris Left Bank. . . . Map (db m229764) HM
80 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Andrea Mead Lawrence1932-2009
Andrea Mead Lawrence, a Rutland native and America's only Olympic skier to win two gold medals in one year, at 19, was also a renowned environmental advocate. Sports Illustrated ranks her as Vermont's No. 1 athlete ever, and Olympic . . . Map (db m229845) HM
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81 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Ann Story1741 - 1817
Ann Story was a pioneer and Rutland settler, a widowed mother of five, and a Revolutionary War spy and hero. After moving to Salisbury, she supported the Green Mountain Boys, providing food, advice and information. Fearless in the face of . . . Map (db m136573) HM
82 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Fort Rutland Memorial
Memorial 1775 Erected on site of Fort Rutland by Ann Story Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution June 14, 1901Map (db m105453) HM
83 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — George Schmitt1892-1913
George Schmitt of Rutland, along with his brother, Charles, built and flew the state's first glider near here in 1909. Schmitt learned to fly in the company of Curtis, Wright and Baldwin. He was the second person to fly in Vermont. Schmitt set . . . Map (db m78002) HM
84 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Governor Israel Smith1759 - 1810
Governor Israel Smith was buried at the West Street Cemetery. Smith served in the state legislature and as a delegate to the Vermont Constitutional Convention, which ratified the US Constitution. When Vermont became a state in 1791, he . . . Map (db m141495) HM
85 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Green Mountain Boys
In honor of The Green Mountain Boys Erected by The Ann Story Chapter D.A.R. 1915Map (db m105525) HM
86 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Harriet Quimby1st American Woman Pilot — 1911 —
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87 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Historic West Street CemeteryGovernor Israel Smith
Historic West Street Cemetery was first used in 1810, with the interment of Governor Israel Smith. This city cemetery replaced the North Main Street Cemetery, which dated to the 1780s. With the establishment of the Evergreen Cemetery in 1861, West . . . Map (db m133952) HM
88 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Italian American Club of Rutland, Vermont
On March 1, 1914, the Italian American Club of Rutland was founded as a mutual aid society by approximately forty southern Italian immigrants. Their mission included teaching local Italian immigrants English and assisting them to become American . . . Map (db m95448) HM
89 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — John DeereBirthplace
John Deere was born February, 7th, 1804 the third son of William Rinold Deere and Sarah Yates Deere. It is presumed that Sarah gave birth to John at home; over William Deere’s Rutland tailor shop located on the east side of Main St. across from the . . . Map (db m77993) HM
90 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Julia C.R. Dorr1825-1913
Julia Dorr, who lived in Rutland during childhood and from 1857 until her death, was one of Vermont's most famous and best loved poets. She published hundreds of popular poems, sonnets, and prose works, which reflect a keen sense of observation and . . . Map (db m78001) HM
91 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr1825-1913 — Author and philanthropist —
Rutland resident Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr was a prolific author, her career lasting into her 80s and spanning the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century. Her form was diverse, ranging from poetry and nonfiction to novels, . . . Map (db m229903) HM
92 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Kipling in Vermont
Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book while living in southern Vermont in 1893 and 1894. Originally a series of short stories published in magazines, the stories were combined into a book in 1894. The Jungle Book, a beloved story for . . . Map (db m229820) HM
93 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Korea War Memorial
The Korean War left an enormous legacy that has changed the very course of the world. The struggle not only saved the southern half of the Korean peninsula from Communist rule, but also set it on the road toward Democracy. * * * * * * * * * * This . . . Map (db m105754) WM
94 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Major General Merritt A. EdsonUnited States Marine Corps
who was awarded the Medal of Honor Colonel Merritt A. Edson for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty as Commanding Officer of the First Marine Raider Battalion, with the First Parachute Battalion . . . Map (db m105751) HM
95 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Martin Henry Freeman1826-1889
Martin Freeman, born in Rutland, became the first black college president in the United States and was a member of the second East Parish Congregational Church which stood on this site. He was prepared by Pastor William Mitchell for Middlebury . . . Map (db m77981) HM
96 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Martin Henry Freeman
Rutland native Martin Henry Freeman was a ground-breaking African American educator and abolitionist. Born May 11, 1826, Freeman was tutored by East Parish Congregational Church's Rev. William Mitchell, and was among the first African Americans . . . Map (db m229879) HM
97 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Old State House
Approximately four rods from the west wall of this armory stood the "OLD STATE HOUSE" demolished in 1912, in which Vermont legislative sessions were held at intervals from 1784 to 1804 inclusive, county court from 1784 to 1793 and in 1791 the first . . . Map (db m77992) HM
98 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Old State House
When Rutland became the Shiretown in 1784, the old gambrel-roofed Tavern on this site served as Court House and State House for the Legislatures of 1784 and 1786 and the first session of the U.S. District Court of 1791. Nearby stood a whipping . . . Map (db m109335) HM
99 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Paramount TheaterEst. January 1914 — Reopened March 18, 2000 —
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m229890) HM
100 Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Rutland County Vietnam Honor Roll
KILLED IN ACTION Allen Archer, Rutland · Edward Birmingham, Rutland Roger Clark, Pittsfield · Gilford Dashner, Shrewsbury Richard Dexter, Rutland · Joseph Fish, Rutland · Phillip Greene, Poultney Gary Hall, Shrewsbury · . . . Map (db m231034) WM

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