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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Windham County, Vermont

 
Clickable Map of Windham 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 Windham County, VT (62) Bennington County, VT (55) Windsor County, VT (75) Franklin County, MA (42) Cheshire County, NH (45) Sullivan County, NH (23)  WindhamCounty(62) Windham County (62)  BenningtonCounty(55) Bennington County (55)  WindsorCounty(75) Windsor County (75)  FranklinCountyMassachusetts(42) Franklin County (42)  CheshireCountyNew Hampshire(45) Cheshire County (45)  SullivanCounty(23) Sullivan County (23)
Adjacent to Windham County, Vermont
    Bennington County (55)
    Windsor County (75)
    Franklin County, Massachusetts (42)
    Cheshire County, New Hampshire (45)
    Sullivan County, New Hampshire (23)
 
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1Vermont (Windham County), Athens — 363 — Old Brick Church
On Meetinghouse Road at Athens Road (Vermont Route 35), on the left when traveling south on Meetinghouse Road.
Old Brick Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 by the United States Department of the Interior.Map (db m179128) HM
2Vermont (Windham County), Bellows Falls — Bellows Falls
On Depot Street.
The Village of Bellows Falls, within the Town of Rockingham, has served as a river and overland crossroad for commerce and travel by foot, stagecoach, riverboat, train, truck and automobile. With wood, brick, iron, steel, and stone, . . . Map (db m65789) HM
3Vermont (Windham County), Bellows Falls — Bellows Falls CanalHere first Canal in United States was built in 1802
On Bridge Street.
The British-owned Company, which was chartered to render the Conn. River navigable here in 1791, was 10 years building the 9 locks and dam around the Great Falls, 52 ft. high. After the railroad came in 1849, river traffic declined and the canal was . . . Map (db m74471) HM
4Vermont (Windham County), Bellows Falls — Rev. John Williams
On Rockingham Road (Vermont Route 103) at Missing Link Road, on the right when traveling north on Rockingham Road.
At The Mouth of the Williams River A Few Rods East of This Place Rev. John Williams A Deerfield Captive On Sunday, March 5, 1704 Preached the First Protestant Sermon Delivered in the Territory that Later Became the State of Vermont . . . Map (db m98044) HM
5Vermont (Windham County), Bellows Falls — Waypoint Center
On Depot Street.
The Bellows Falls Waypoint Center stands in an old railyard which once served the Boston and Maine Railroad. Once the railroads came through, in 1849, the area was built up with many storage buildings used by local businesses for receiving . . . Map (db m65787) HM
6Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Brattleboro Civil War Monument
On Park Place, 0.1 miles east of Linden Street (Vermont Route 30), on the left when traveling east.
(Front): This Monument Commemorates The Loyalty and Patriotism Of the Men of Brattleboro, Who Fought for Liberty and the Union In the Great Rebellion of 1861 – 1865 Enlisted 385. Died in Service 31. Erected by a Grateful . . . Map (db m23114) HM
7Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Brattleboro Veterans Monument
On Putney Road (Vermont Route 9) at Park Place, on the left when traveling north on Putney Road.
Dedicated In Loving Memory of the Men and Women of Brattleboro Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam War Map (db m23116) WM
8Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Centre Congregational Church
On Main Street (U.S. 5) north of High Street (Vermont Route 9), on the right when traveling north.
This Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m136465) HM
9Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Estey Organ Company
On Canal Street (U.S. 5) at Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on Canal Street.
Here, in Brattleboro, was located the world’s largest manufacturer of reed organs. For more than a century, reed and pipe organs made in Brattleboro were sold to homes and churches around the world. The unusual slate-sided factory complex on Birge . . . Map (db m23113) HM
10Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Fort Dummer
On Vernon Street (Route 142) at Cotton Mill Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Vernon Street.
Fort Dummer was established in 1724 by Lt Governor William Dummer of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The wooden fort was a northern outpost along the Connecticut River and one of the first permanent European settlements in what would become Vermont. . . . Map (db m159865) HM WM
11Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Glenwood Seminary and Brattleborough Academy
On Western Avenue (Vermont Route 9) near South Street, on the left when traveling west.
Glenwood Ladies’ Seminary opened in September 1860, with Hiram Orcutt as founder and principal. It was among the 19th-century examples of private secondary boarding schools for females in Vermont. The course of study included Composition, Logic, . . . Map (db m150443) HM
12Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Mary Wilkins Freeman
On Western Avenue (Vermont Route 9) just east of South Street, on the right when traveling south.
American writer Mary Wilkins Freeman was born in 1852 in Randolph, Massachusetts. Her family moved to Brattleboro, Vermont, in 1867. Studying for one year at the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, Freeman would complete her formal education at Glenwood . . . Map (db m150990) HM
13Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Memorial Tree
On Park Place just west of U.S. 5, on the right when traveling west.
Planted in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic by its Auxiliary the National Woman's Relief CorpsMap (db m151915) WM
14Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — NaulahkaRudyard Kipling’s Home near Brattleboro for 4 years
On Putney Road (Vermont Route 9) at Black Mountain Road, on the left when traveling north on Putney Road.
After marriage to the American, Caroline Balestier, and after visiting her home, famed British writer built isolated “Naulahka”. Here he wrote the “Jungle Books” and other stories, and two daughters were born. In 1896 the . . . Map (db m23573) HM
15Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Prospect Hill Soldier's Lot
Near South Main Street south of Washington Street, on the left when traveling south.
Brattleboro at War (center panel) In May 1861, a month after the Confederate assault on Fort Sumter in South Carolina, the State of Vermont established a camp in the town of Brattleboro. The barracks and other buildings were used to . . . Map (db m136427) HM
16Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Site of Fort Dummer
On Vernon Street (Vermont Route 142) at Cotton Mill Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Vernon Street.
. . . Map (db m159868) HM
17Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — The First Building of the Centre Congregational Church
On Park Place, 0.1 miles east of Linden Street (Vermont Route 30), on the left when traveling east.
Here Stood the First Building Of the Centre Congregational Church Erected in 1815 Moved to Its Present Site 1842 Map (db m23117) HM
18Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Upon This GroundDuring the War for the Union — A.D. 1861 - 65 —
On Fairground Road, 0.2 miles east of Atwood Street, on the right when traveling east.
Ten thousand two hundred volunteers in the 4th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th Vermont Regiments and the 1st Vermont Light Battery encamped and were mustered into the Union service, before departing for the field. Upon . . . Map (db m151917) HM WM
19Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Veterans Memorial
On White Birch Avenue, 0.1 miles west of Blakeslee Street, in the median.
Dedicated May 31, 2004Map (db m151916) WM
20Vermont (Windham County), Brookline — The Round Schoolhouse
On Grassy Brook Road, on the left when traveling north.
Designed - 1821 - by Dr. John "Thunderbolt" Wilson. Built in 1822 on this site deeded to the Town of Brookline by Peter Benson, for the sum of $5.00. Dr. Wilson, a former Scottish highwayman, taught the first term of 60 pupils who sat on . . . Map (db m74490) HM
21Vermont (Windham County), Dover — West Dover General Store c. 1827Post Office c. 1870
On Vermont 100 south of Cross Town/Valley View Road, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m149792) HM
22Vermont (Windham County), Grafton — Grafton InnInterpretative Center
On Grafton Road at Main Street (Vermont Route 121), on the left when traveling south on Grafton Road.
"... settled around on the floor … when we all got calmed down and on our stools ... Father would tell us stories of things that went on ...” Daisy Turner, speaking of her father Alec Alec Turner was a masterful . . . Map (db m179126) HM
23Vermont (Windham County), Guilford — Broad Brook House
On Calvin Coolidge Memorial Highway (U.S. 5) just north of Guilford Center Road, on the left when traveling south.
Broad Brook House built 1817 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m151918) HM
24Vermont (Windham County), Guilford — Royall TylerEarly American Playwright
On Guilford Center Road, 0.2 miles north of Cemetery Hill Road, on the left when traveling north.
Boston-born Royall Tyler’s play, ‘The Contrast", was the first American drama to be performed in this country (1787) and his novel, ‘The Algerine Captive", presented the first Yankee types in our literature. He came to Guilford in 1791, and was . . . Map (db m94428) HM
25Vermont (Windham County), Guilford — The Dam at Franklin Pond
On Sweet Pond Road east of N Belden Hill Drive, on the right when traveling west.
This land was settled by the Franklin family, who farmed it for over 150 years. Revolutionary War veteran Philip Franklin owned lot No. 199, which included this natural pond called Spicer Pond; it was later known as Franklin Pond. The lot was . . . Map (db m155519) HM
26Vermont (Windham County), Guilford — Vermont - Connecticut Valley Route
Near Guilford Center Road.
On this former wilderness trail to Canada, the pioneers built old Fort Dummer in 1724 below Brattleboro, then the frontiers most advanced outpost. Guilford, then the largest town in Vermont, was the scene of bitter strife between the "Yorkers" and . . . Map (db m108852) HM
27Vermont (Windham County), Guilford — Vermont’s Interstate Highway System
Near Interstate 91 at milepost 5, on the right when traveling north.
This monument depicting the Interstate highway system in Vermont is dedicated to the men and women who contributed to the planning, designing and building of this magnificent transportation network. As the most significant engineering accomplishment . . . Map (db m23111) HM
28Vermont (Windham County), Jamaica — Jamaica Veterans Monument
On Vermont Route 30 at Depot Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 30.
Honor Roll Proudly We Pay Tribute To the Members of Our Community Who Answered the Call to the Colors World War I * Harry O. Beattie • Aaron P. Butler • Roy Chapin • Leon W. Cheney • Gilbert W. Clayton • Zeron J. Cobb • Oscar . . . Map (db m23248) HM
29Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — In Memory of Jonathan Park
On Vermont Route 30, 0.1 miles north of Church Street, on the right when traveling north.
In Memory of Jonathan Park Original Settler of Newfane Who Gave to the People of Windham County the Common And All the Land On Which Now Stand The County Buildings Erected by His Great-Granddaughters Martha Osgood Morse . . . Map (db m23130) HM
30Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — Newfane Civil War Monument — Roll of Honor World War 1917 – 1918 Plaque —
On Vermont Route 30 at Church Street, on the left when traveling north on State Route 30.
(Front): In Memory of The Men of Newfane Who Served Their Country In the Civil War 1861 – 1865 “On fames eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, and glory guards, with solemn round, the bivouac of the . . . Map (db m23134) HM
31Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — Newfane Honor RollKorean War - Vietnam War
On Court Street just west of Vermont Route 30, on the left when traveling west.
Korean War June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955 Bourn, Melvin F. • Brooks, Dennis R. • Brooks, Roy I. • Carey, Leighton, E. • Carey, Merton M. • Chase, Charles D. • Druke, Edward J. • Fisher, Abbott C. • Gould, Neils E. • Gould, Roland F. . . . Map (db m23135) WM
32Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — Newfane World War II Monument
On Vermont Route 30 at Court Street and Jail Street, on the left when traveling north on State Route 30.
Honor Roll World War II Armstrong, David • Atwater, Roy • Beck, Walter P. • Bills, Lyman S. • Bingham, Robert • Brayman, Floyd • Brayman, Ralph • Brooks, Alfred • Brooks, Arthur W., Jr. • Brooks, Robert • Brooks, Roy I. • Brown, Emmett • . . . Map (db m23132) HM
33Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — West River RailroadNewfane Railroad Station
On Vermont Route 30 at Jail Street, on the right when traveling south on State Route 30.
The Newfane Railroad Station stands 100 yards east on Cemetery Hill Road. The Station includes the depot and water tank house, both of which were built in 1880 for the Brattleboro & Whitehall Railroad, intended to run from Brattleboro, VT, to . . . Map (db m109182) HM
34Vermont (Windham County), Putney — Dr. Laura Plantz HouseVermont's First Female Medical Practitioner
On Old Depot Road, on the left when traveling south.
This c. 1900 house was built for Dr. Laura Plantz (1829-1923), the first female medical practitioner in Vermont, Minnesota, and Michigan. Dr. Plantz graduated from Pennsylvania Medical University of Philadelphia. She specialized in women’s diseases . . . Map (db m103291) HM
35Vermont (Windham County), Putney — Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes
On Kimball Hill Road at Frost Road on Kimball Hill Road.
Eldest son of a Putney family, John Noyes (1811-1886) became deeply religious after a revival meeting in 1831. Convinced that Christ’s Second Coming had occurred in 70 A.D. and that all people could now be free of sin, he became a . . . Map (db m65770) HM
36Vermont (Windham County), Putney — Putney Town Hall
On Main Street (U.S. 5) at Kimball Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street.
Putney Town Hall 1871 is part of the Putney Historic District placed on the National Register Of Historic PlacesMap (db m97991) HM
37Vermont (Windham County), Putney — Putney Veterans Monument
On Main Street (U.S. 5) at Kimball Hill Road, on the left when traveling north on Main Street.
The Town of Putney Remembers Our Men and Women Who Served To Protect Our Freedoms ◊ POW † KIA ★ MIA ♦ DIS ♥ Wounded Dedicated November 9, 2003 (left panels) Revolutionary . . . Map (db m97990) WM
38Vermont (Windham County), Rockingham — Hotel Windham / Andrews Inn
On Westminster Street at The Square, on the right when traveling north on Westminster Street.
Hotel Windham A hotel has occupied this site on the Square since 1817. Destroyed by fires, the hotel was rebuilt on four occasions. It was first christened the Hotel Windham in 1902. Offering lodging and entertainment, the hotel was touted . . . Map (db m152201) HM
39Vermont (Windham County), Rockingham — Rockingham Meeting House
On Rockingham Road (Vermont Route 103) west of Meetinghouse Road, on the left when traveling west.
The Rockingham Meeting House is one of the finest remaining examples of New England Colonial architecture. It is the oldest intact public building in Vermont. Built between 1787 and 1801, it served Rockingham as a house of religious worship and . . . Map (db m115806) HM
40Vermont (Windham County), Rockingham — Rockingham Meetinghouse
Near Meetinghouse Road south of Rockingham Road (Vermont Route 103), on the left when traveling east.
Rockingham Meetinghouse has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America A rare 18th century New England meetinghouse of the "Second Period," . . . Map (db m72023) HM
41Vermont (Windham County), Townshend — Scott BridgeLongest Wooden Span in Vermont
On Vermont Route 30, 0.5 miles south of Dam Road, on the right when traveling south.
This 277’ bridge, built in 1870 by Harrison Chamberlain, consists of two king post trusses and a 166’ Town lattice truss. The latter was the longest wooden span in Vermont. In 1981 a concrete pier was constructed to provide support. An earlier . . . Map (db m23330) HM
42Vermont (Windham County), Townshend — Simpsonville Stone Arch BridgeBuilt Circa 1909
On Grafton Road (Vermont Route 35) at Simpson Brook Road, on the right when traveling south on Grafton Road.
National Register of Historic Places Designation 1976. Important Note: Proceed with caution as surfaces are uneven and modern safety features are not present. Please ask permission before entering private property. Simpsonville Stone . . . Map (db m179130) HM
43Vermont (Windham County), Vernon — Fort Bridgman Marker
On Fort Bridgman Road (Route 142) 0.2 miles north of Hubbard Road, on the left when traveling south.
Fort Bridgman The first white settlement In Vernon, Vt. Built in 1737, The scene of many Indian massacres Sacked and burned by the Indians For the third time June 27, 1755, After having slain Caleb Howe And taken captive fourteen . . . Map (db m48061) HM
44Vermont (Windham County), Vernon — Jemima Tute
On Fort Bridgman Rd. (Vermont Route 142), on the right when traveling north.
Famed as the "Fair Captive", her faith and courage survived the slaying of two husbands by Indians and--after an attack on nearby Fort Bridgman in 1755--her own forced hardship march to Canada. One of her seven children perished and the others were . . . Map (db m60274) HM
45Vermont (Windham County), West Dover — 1857 Schoolhouse No. 6
On Vermont Route 100, 0.1 miles north of Dorr Fitch Road, on the left when traveling south.
1857 Schoolhouse No. 6 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m74392) HM
46Vermont (Windham County), West Dover — Stoyan ChristoweСтојан Христов
On Vermont Route 100, 0.1 miles north of Dorr Fitch Road, on the left when traveling south.
Town of Dover Home of Stoyan Christowe (Стојан Христов) 1897 – 1995 Statesman – Journalist – Author An immigrant orphan from Macedonia, he . . . Map (db m23259) HM
47Vermont (Windham County), West Dover — West Dover Inn1846
On Vermont Route 100 north of Parsonage Road, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m149681) HM
48Vermont (Windham County), West Townshend — Clarina Howard Nichols
On Route 30 at Windham Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Route 30.
Born in West Townsend 1810, Clarina Howard became an early advocate of women’s rights. After a divorce in 1843 she married George Nichols. As editor of the Windham County Democrat she strongly advocated women’s property rights, child . . . Map (db m23329) HM
49Vermont (Windham County), West Townshend — Taft Homestead Site
On Vermont Route 30 at Windham Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on State Route 30.
In 1799, Aaron Taft settled on a 100-acre farm on Taft Hill. His grandson, Alphonso, born here in 1810, served as Secretary of War and Attorney General under President Grant, and as Minister to Austria-Hungary and Russia. Alphonso’s son, William . . . Map (db m74472) HM
50Vermont (Windham County), Westminster — Bradley Law Office
On Calvin Coolidge Memorial Highway (U.S. 5) at School Street, on the right when traveling south on Calvin Coolidge Memorial Highway.
Prominent nineteenth century political leader and lawyer, William Czar Bradley (1782-1867) practiced in this building from 1802 until 1858 when he retired. He was a member of the VT Legislature, the Governor’s Council, & U.S. Representative to . . . Map (db m85919) HM
51Vermont (Windham County), Westminster — Court House
On Vermont Route 5, on the right when traveling north.
Westminster "Massacre" Northward stood the Cumberland County Courthouse, seat of New York's colonial administration. Opposition to holding a court session led to the "Massacre" of March 13, 1775. Here the New Hampshire Grants on Jan. 16, 1777, . . . Map (db m94378) HM
52Vermont (Windham County), Westminster — The Westminster Massacre
Near Old Cemetery Road (U.S. 5) at Shattuck Road, on the left when traveling north.
(east face) William French Shot at Westminster March 13, 1775, Erected by the State Of Vermont in 1873. (north face) Daniel Houghton Shot at Westminster March 13, 1775, by an act of the Vermont Legislature of 1904 These Bronze . . . Map (db m98017) WM
53Vermont (Windham County), Westminster — Westminster World War II Monument
On Calvin Coolidge Memorial Highway (U.S. 5) at Grout Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Calvin Coolidge Memorial Highway.
In Honor Of The Men Of This Community Who Served Their Country In World War II ★Metcalf, Raymond O. Aiken, Charles A. • Aiken, Lyle C. • Avery, William B. • Beam, Ernest F. Jr. • Boudrieau, Leonard F. • Carroll, Harold J. • Farnsworth, . . . Map (db m98019) WM
54Vermont (Windham County), Whitingham — Brigham Young Birthplace
On Vt. Route 100 (Vermont Route 100), on the right when traveling south.
The leader of the Mormon pioneers, Brigham Young, was born up the steep hill to the south on June 1, 1801. He eventually led his people from Illinois to Utah where he founded Salt Lake City in 1847 and 500 communities throughout the west. Young . . . Map (db m61306) HM
55Vermont (Windham County), Whitingham — Green Mountain Hall
On Stimpson Hill Road, 0.1 miles south of Vermont Route 100, on the left when traveling south.
The structure, originally of Greek Revival design, was built in 1861 as a Universalist Church. As its membership declined toward the end of the 19th century, the Congregation found it necessary to relinquish ownership to a community association, . . . Map (db m75699) HM
56Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — 7 West Main Street
On West Main Street (Vermont Route 9) at Ray Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m97250) HM
57Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Crafts Inn
On West Main Street (Vermont Route 9) at Ray Hill Road, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street.
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The InteriorMap (db m29506) HM
58Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814
On West Main Street (Vermont Route 9) at Ray Hill Road, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street.
Wife of General John Stark, mother of 11 children, homemaker, patriot, and defender of the household. Her love, courage, and self-reliance were common virtues among the many hearty women of frontier New England’s 18th century towns. This strength . . . Map (db m23291) HM
59Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Lyman House
On West Main Street (Vermont Route 9) 0.2 miles west of South Main Street (Vermont Route 100), on the right when traveling east.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m97248) HM
60Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — The Norton House
On West Main Street (Vermont Route 9) 0.1 miles west of North Main Street (Vermont Route 100), on the right when traveling east.
circa late 1700’s, one of the oldest houses left in town, was originally built on Lisle Hill in the first town of Wilmington. It was moved to its present site by ox cart in the 1830’s.Map (db m23292) HM
61Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Wilmington Veterans Memorial
On West Main Street (Vermont Route 9) at Ray Hill Road, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street.
In Honor Of The Men and Women Of Wilmington Who Served Our Nation In War and Peace Nelson E. Pickwell Post #15 Map (db m23269) HM
62Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Wilmington Veterans Monument
On South Main Street at Beaver Street, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street.
Roll of Honor Dedicated to Those Who Offered Their Lives in Humanity’s Defense in The War of the Nations 1914 – 1918 And in Memory of Those Indicated Here by Gold Stars, Who Gave Their * Last Full Measure of Devotion * . . . Map (db m23268) HM
 
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