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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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Rutland County, VT (101) Addison County, VT (72) Bennington County, VT (63) Windsor County, VT (80) Washington County, NY (157)  RutlandCounty(101) Rutland County (101)  AddisonCounty(72) Addison County (72)  BenningtonCounty(63) Bennington County (63)  WindsorCounty(80) Windsor County (80)  WashingtonCountyNew York(157) Washington County (157)
Rutland is the county seat for Rutland County
Adjacent to Rutland County, Vermont
      Addison County (72)  
      Bennington County (63)  
      Windsor County (80)  
      Washington County, New York (157)  
 
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1Vermont, Rutland County, Belmont, East Wallingford — Village of MechanicsvilleFounded in Early 1800's
On Tarbellville Road, 0.1 miles west of Belmont Road, on the right when traveling west.
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
2Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Brandon Civil War MemorialTo Her Fallen Soldiers — 1861-1865 —
On Franklin STreet (U.S. 7) at Park Street (Vermont Route 73), on the right when traveling north on Franklin STreet.
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
3Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Brandon Training School
On Grove Street (U.S. 7) 0.1 miles south of Arnold District Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
4Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Forest Dale Ironworks
On Forest Dale Road (Vermont Route 73) 0.4 miles east of North Street (Vermont Route 53), on the right when traveling west.
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
5Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Stephen A. DouglasOpponent of Abraham Lincoln
On Grove Street (U.S. 7) at Champlain Street (Vermont Route 73), on the right when traveling south on Grove Street.
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
6Vermont, Rutland County, Brandon — Stephen A. Douglas
On Grove Street (U.S. 7) at Pearl Street, on the left when traveling north on Grove Street.
(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
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7Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — "Vermont's First College"
On Main Street (Alternate U.S. 4) 0.1 miles east of Seminary Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
8Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — Conflict at Fort Warren
On E Hubbardton Avenue at Main Street (Vermont Route 4A), on the left when traveling south on E Hubbardton Avenue.
Conflict – Site of Fort Warren 1777 – 1779 Erected under the auspices of Ann Story Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1904Map (db m105476) HM
9Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — Fort WarrenBattle of Hubbardton — Seven Miles North —
On Alternate Vermont Route 4 at East Hubbardton Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 4Alternate .
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
10Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — James Hope1818-1892
On South Street, 0.2 miles south of Main Street (Alternate Vermont Route 4A), on the right when traveling south.
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
11Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — Meeting of Allen and Arnold
On Main Street (Vermont Route 4A), on the right when traveling west.
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
12Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton — The "Old Chapel"Castleton Medical College — (1818-1862) —
On Seminary Street, 0.1 miles south of Main Street (Alternate U.S. 4), on the left when traveling south.
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
13Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton, Bomoseen — Edwin L. Drake1819-1880 — Founder of the Oil Industry —
On Alternate U.S. 4 at Drake Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 4Alternate .
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
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14Vermont, Rutland County, Castleton, Bomoseen — Slate Pencil Manufacturing(1843-1878)
On North Road at Pencil Mill Road, on the right when traveling west on North Road.
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
15Vermont, Rutland County, Center Rutland — Center Rutland DepotConstructed Circa 1912
On West Street (Business U.S. 4) at Depot Lane, on the right when traveling east on West Street.
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
16Vermont, Rutland County, Center Rutland — Mead's Falls
On Business U.S. 4 at Simons Ave., on the right when traveling east on U.S. 4Business .
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
17Vermont, Rutland County, Clarendon, North Clarendon — Kingsley Grist Mill
On Gorge Road at East Street on Gorge Road.
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
18Vermont, Rutland County, Cuttingsville — John Porter Bowman and Laurel Hall / Laurel Glen Mausoleum
On Vermont Route 103, 0.7 miles north of Freeman Brook Road, on the left when traveling north.
(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
19Vermont, Rutland County, Danby — Pearl S. BuckJune 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973
On S. Main Street at Mt Tabor Avenue, on the right when traveling south on S. Main Street.
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
20Vermont, Rutland County, East Poultney — Horace Greeley - George JonesNoted journalists served apprenticeship near here
On E. Main Street (Vermont Route 140) at Hillside Road, on the right when traveling east on E. Main Street.
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
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21Vermont, Rutland County, East Poultney — Jeffrey Brace1742 - 1827 — African, Revolutionary Veteran, Author, Abolitionist —
On E. Main Street (Vermont Route 140), on the left when traveling east.
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
22Vermont, Rutland County, East Poultney — Poultney Civil War Monument1861-1865
On Town Hill Road at Vermont Route 140, on the right when traveling east on Town Hill Road.
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
23Vermont, Rutland County, East Poultney — Site of Oldest Union Church in America
On Town Hill Road, on the left when traveling east.
Founded eight years before religious liberty was made constitutional 1780Map (db m60783) HM
24Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — First Slate Quarry in Western Vermont
On Scotch Hill Road, 1 mile north of U.S. 4, on the right when traveling south.
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
25Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — 9/112001 • 2011 — May We Never Forget —
On North Park Place (Vermont Route 22A) at Washington Street (Vermont Route 22A), on the right when traveling west on North Park Place.
. . . Map (db m109318) WM
26Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — Civil War Memorial
On Main Street (Vermont Route 22A) at South Park Place, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
In memory of our fallen comrades 1861 - 1865Map (db m109312) WM
27Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — Matthew LyonFair Haven's oldest mills built on falls by founder
On Main Street (Alternate Vermont Route 22) at Alternate Vermont Route 4, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
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
28Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — Site of Fair Haven High School1877 - 1957
On North Park Place (Vermont Route 22A) at Washington Street (Vermont Route 22A), on the right when traveling west on North Park Place.
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
29Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — Veterans Memorial Park
On Main Street (Vermont Route 22A) at North Park Place, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
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
30Vermont, Rutland County, Fair Haven — World War MemorialFair Haven, Vt.
On Main Street (Vermont Route 22A) at North Park Place, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
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
31Vermont, Rutland County, Goshen — The Ruth Stone House / Green Apples
On Hathaway Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
32Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Battle of HubbardtonOnly Battlefield On Vermont Soil
On Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
33Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 2 — Beginnings of the BattleHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Near Monument Hill Road north of St. John Road.
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
34Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — British Flank Near Mt. Zion
Near Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
35Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 4 — British Flank The AmericansHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Near Monument Hill Road, 0.1 miles north of St. John Road.
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
36Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Dawn Attack
Near Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. 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
37Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Germans Arrive, Americans Retreat
On Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. 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
38Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 6 — Germans Arrive, Americans RetreatHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Near Monument Hill Road, 0.1 miles north of St. John Road.
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
39Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Hubbardton Battle Monument
On Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
40Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 1 — Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Near Monument Hill Road, 0.1 miles north of St. John Road.
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
41Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Hubbardton Turnpike School1869-1969
On Seth Warner Memorial Highway (Vermont Route 30) 0.2 miles south of Hortonia Road, on the left when traveling north.
Former site Hubbardton Turnpike School 1869-1969Map (db m201669) HM
42Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 3 — Monument Hill And The Morning ChargeHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
Near Monument Hill Road, 0.1 miles north of St. John Road.
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
43Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Monument Hill Charge
Near Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. 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
44Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Stone Valley BywayHubbardton — Revolutionary Past, Tranquil Future —
On Seth Warner Memorial Highway (Vermont Route 30) 0.2 miles south of Hortonia Road, on the left when traveling north.
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
45Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — The Selleck Cabin
On Monument Hill Road at St John Road, on the left when traveling north on Monument Hill Road. 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
46Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — 5 — The Selleck CabinHubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
On Monument Hill Road at St. John Road, on the left when traveling north on Monument Hill Road.
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
47Vermont, Rutland County, Hubbardton — Welcome to Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Park
Near Monument Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. 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
48Vermont, Rutland County, Ira — Ira Town Hall c.1800
On Route 133 at W Road, on the left when traveling north on Route 133.
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
49Vermont, Rutland County, Killington — Mt. KillingtonState's second highest peak — scene of christening legend —
On Killington Road, 1.2 miles south of U.S. 4, on the right when traveling south.
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
50Vermont, Rutland County, Mendon — Edward Hastings RipleyNovember 11, 1839 - September 14, 1915
On U.S. 4 at Esquiline Parkway, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 4.
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
51Vermont, Rutland County, Mendon — John Vincent
On U.S. 4 at Old Turnpike Road, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 4.
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
52Vermont, Rutland County, Middletown Springs — A. W. Gray & Sons
On South Street (Vermont Route 133) at Montvert Road, on the left when traveling south on South Street.
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
53Vermont, Rutland County, Middletown Springs — Middletown Springs War Memorial
On East Street (Vermont Route 140) at North Street (Vermont Route 133), on the right when traveling west on East Street.
Plaque on Front of Monument: 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, . . . Map (db m60814) WM
54Vermont, Rutland County, Middletown Springs — Thomas Morgan House
On South Street (Vermont Route 133) 0.8 miles south of Vermont Route 140, on the right when traveling south.
Near this site in 1784 Thomas Morgan built the first frame house in what is now Middletown Springs.Map (db m60907) HM
55Vermont, Rutland County, Mount Holly — Mount Holly Railroad History
On Vermont Route 103, on the right when traveling west.
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
56Vermont, Rutland County, Pawlet — Honor RollPawlet World War I Monument
On Pawlet/Rupert Mtn Rd (Vermont Route 30) at School Street (County Route 38), on the right when traveling south on Pawlet/Rupert Mtn Rd.
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
57Vermont, Rutland County, Pawlet — Pawlet Town HallServing the Community Since 1881
On School Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
58Vermont, Rutland County, Pawlet — Pawlet Veterans Monument
On Pawlet/Rupert Mtn Rd #24 (Vermont Route 30) at School Street (County Route 38), on the right when traveling south on Pawlet/Rupert Mtn Rd #24.
To all those who honorably served our country in time of need (five service medallions)Map (db m134480) WM
59Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsfield — Pittsfield Vermont Honor Roll
On Vermont Route 100 at Village Green, on the right when traveling north on State Route 100.
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
60Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — Fort Vengeance
On U.S. 7, on the left when traveling north.
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
61Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — Hammond Covered Bridge
On Kendall Hill Road, 0.7 miles west of Franklin Street (U.S. 7), on the right when traveling west.
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
62Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — Kendrick Dam, Pond, Mill, and Ice House
On Plains Road, 1 mile east of U.S. 7, on the left when traveling east.
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
63Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — Pittsford's Iron Industry
On Vermont Route 7, on the right when traveling north.
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
64Vermont, Rutland County, Pittsford — The Vermont Sanatorium
On Academy Road at Furnace Road, on the right when traveling north on Academy Road.
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
65Vermont, Rutland County, Proctor — John Sunderland
On South Street (Vermont Route 3) at Main Street, on the left when traveling north on South Street.
. . . Map (db m136546) HM
66Vermont, Rutland County, Proctor — Otter Creek
On Main Street at East Street (Vermont Route 3), on the right when traveling west on Main Street.
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
67Vermont, Rutland County, Proctor — Proctor (VT) War Memorial
On Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
68Vermont, Rutland County, Proctor — Vermont Marble CompanyThe Largest Marble Company in the World
On Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
69Vermont, Rutland County, Protor — Crown Point Road
On Cross Street at West Street, on the right when traveling south on Cross Street.
Built by Gen. Amherst 1759Map (db m136548) HM
70Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Ann Story1741 - 1817
On West Street (Business U.S. 4) at Cottage Street, on the right when traveling west on West Street.
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
71Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Fort Rutland Memorial
On S Main Street at Terrill Street, on the left when traveling south on S Main Street.
Memorial 1775 Erected on site of Fort Rutland by Ann Story Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution June 14, 1901Map (db m105453) HM
72Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — George Schmitt1892-1913
On South Main Street (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling south.
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
73Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Governor Israel Smith1759 - 1810
On West Street (Business U.S. 4) at Forest Street, on the right when traveling west on West Street.
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
74Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Green Mountain Boys
On S Main Street at Center Street, on the right when traveling south on S Main Street.
In honor of The Green Mountain Boys Erected by The Ann Story Chapter D.A.R. 1915Map (db m105525) HM
75Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Historic West Street CemeteryGovernor Israel Smith
On West Street (U.S. 4) at Forest Street, on the right when traveling west on West Street.
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
76Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Italian American Club of Rutland, Vermont
On Grove Street at Williams Street on Grove Street.
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
77Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — John DeereBirthplace
On South Main Street (U.S. 4) at West Street (Business U.S. 4), on the right when traveling south on South Main Street.
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
78Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Julia C.R. Dorr1825-1913
On Court Street, 0.1 miles north of Center Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
79Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Korea War Memorial
On S Main Street (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling south.
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
80Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Major General Merritt A. EdsonUnited States Marine Corps
On S Main Street (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling south.
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
81Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Martin Henry Freeman1826-1889
On North Main Street (U.S. 7) 0.1 miles north of Woodstock Avenue (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling north.
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
82Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Old State House
Near West Street (Business U.S. 4) at Court Square.
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
83Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Old State House
On West Street (Business U.S. 4) at North Main Street (U.S. 7), on the right when traveling west on West Street.
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
84Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Rutland G.A.R. Memorial
On South Main Street (U.S. 7) near Center Street (Business U.S. 4), on the left when traveling north.
Dedicated to the memory of the Grand Army of the RepublicMap (db m136416) WM
85Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Rutland Veterans Memorial
On West Street (U.S. 4) at Forrest, on the right when traveling west on West Street.
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the Veterans who served in the following wars Revolutionary War (16 names) War of 1812 (5 names) Mexican War (1 name) Civil War (19 names)Map (db m133953) WM
86Vermont, Rutland County, Rutland — Rutland World War I Memorial
On S Main Street (U.S. 4), on the right when traveling south.
A Tribute to the Men and Women of Rutland who served in the World War In Memoriam Berta Barrett • Thomas Bashaw • Nicholas Belifore • Henry T. Bolduc • Harold Brown • Benjamin Carter • Frederic P. Clement, Jr. • Grant H. Cutler • John Dougherty • . . . Map (db m105756) WM
87Vermont, Rutland County, Shrewsbury, Cuttingsville — Brown Bridge
On Upper Cold River Road, 0.1 miles east of Cold River Road, on the left when traveling east.
Built in 1880 and named after a Shrewsbury family, Brown Bridge is an exceptional illustration of 19th-century covered bridge construction and an outstanding example of a Town lattice truss, one of the most significant American timber truss types. . . . Map (db m97286) HM
88Vermont, Rutland County, Wallingford — Old Stone ShopBuilt in 1848, by Batcheller & Sons, makers of pitchforks
On S. Main Street (U.S. 7) 0.1 miles south of Church Street, on the right when traveling north.
For many years after 1808, farm implements were manufactured here. Lyman Batcheller & his sons bought the forge in 1835, and their forks became famous throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 1902 they merged with the firm making True Temper products, . . . Map (db m95453) HM
89Vermont, Rutland County, Wallingford — Rural Otter Creek Valley Multiple Resource Area
On U.S. 7, 0.1 miles south of Waldo Lane when traveling south.
The Rural Otter Creek Valley Multiple Resource Area was Vermont’s first rural historic district, honoring the agricultural history of the fertile valley south of Wallingford. Extending south on Route 7 for 3½ miles, the thematic study area . . . Map (db m118926) HM
90Vermont, Rutland County, Wallingford — Wallingford Revolutionary War Memorial
On South Main Street (U.S. 7) at Church Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
In grateful memory of the Revolutionary soldiers who went from the town of Wallingford.Map (db m136356) WM
91Vermont, Rutland County, Wallingford — Paul P. Harris1868-1947 — Founder of Rotary International —
On N. Main Street (U.S. 7) 0.1 miles north of School Street (Vermont Route 140), on the right when traveling north.
In this brick building, constructed by his great-grandfather in 1818, Paul P. Harris attended school as a youth and received his elementary education. Many years later, Mr. Harris expressed the conviction that it was during his boyhood in . . . Map (db m95454) HM
92Vermont, Rutland County, Wallingford — Ralph H. Pickett Veterans Memorial Park
On South Main Street (U.S. 7) at Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street.
To honor the memory and sacrifices of all those veterans who served their country and defended liberty. This Memorial is dedicated to honor the men and women of our military services who courageously served our country and to recognize . . . Map (db m136761) WM
93Vermont, Rutland County, Wells — Birthplace of Oliver Cowdery
On Lamb Hill Road, 0.5 miles east of Saw Mill Hill Road, on the left when traveling east.
Oliver Cowdery, born here on 3 October 1806, was the principal scribe for the translation of the Book of Mormon and was one of three special witnesses to its divinity. He assisted the prophet Joseph Smith in organizing The Church of Jesus Christ of . . . Map (db m108750) HM
94Vermont, Rutland County, Wells — Wells Veterans Memorial
On Main State Route (Vermont Route 30) at East Wells Road, on the right when traveling north on Main State Route.
In grateful tribute to the men and women who serve our country past present and future Map (db m134544) WM
95Vermont, Rutland County, Wells — Wells World War II Memorial
On East Wells Rd at Main State Route (Vermont Route 30), in the median on East Wells Rd.
In memory of all from Wells who served in World War II (star) George Jones Honor (24 names) Glory (23 names)Map (db m134542) WM
96Vermont, Rutland County, West Pawlet — Braintree SchoolDistrict No. 8 — 1852-1934 —
On Vermont Route 153 at Warren Switch Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 153.
By the mid-1800s, Pawlet had 10 one-room schoolhouses. The Braintree School was built in 1852 replacing a prior wooden structure that had burned. It is located in a small settlement known as Braintree, which was named for New Braintree, . . . Map (db m138754) HM
97Vermont, Rutland County, West Pawlet — Honor RollWest Pawlet Veterans Memorial
On Wells Street (County Route 29) at Egg Street (County Route 33), in the median on Wells Street.
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 m134520) WM
98Vermont, Rutland County, West Pawlet — West PawletDelaware & Hudson Rail Trail
On Egg Street at County Route 29, on the left when traveling west on Egg Street.
West Pawlett was originally known as “Mark's Corners.“ Possibly named after Ira Marks ran a starch factory on Indian River in 1843. This intersection was the center of activity in the town of Pawlet during the second half of the 19th . . . Map (db m160046) HM
99Vermont, Rutland County, West Rutland — Lemuel HaynesWest Parish Minister — Abolitionist and Author —
On Pleasant Street, on the left when traveling north.
Lemuel Haynes, born in West Hartford, CT, in 1753, was the son of mixed race parents. Indentured at the age of 5 months to a devout churchman, Haynes was an ardent student of the Bible. In 1785, he became the first ordained African American . . . Map (db m133927) HM
100Vermont, Rutland County, West Rutland — Roll of HonorTown of West Rutland — WW II Memorial —
On Marble Street at West Main Street (Vermont Route 4A), in the median on Marble Street.
Roll of Honor Town of West Rutland WW II Memorial “The Greatest Generation” (star) we honor those Americans who took up the struggle during the second World War and made the sacrifices to perpetuate the gift our forefathers . . . Map (db m134830) WM

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