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

Clickable Map of Chittenden 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> Chittenden County, VT (140) Addison County, VT (72) Franklin County, VT (31) Grand Isle County, VT (16) Lamoille County, VT (14) Washington County, VT (34) Clinton County, NY (144) Essex County, NY (214)  ChittendenCounty(140) Chittenden County (140)  AddisonCounty(72) Addison County (72)  FranklinCounty(31) Franklin County (31)  GrandIsleCounty(16) Grand Isle County (16)  LamoilleCounty(14) Lamoille County (14)  WashingtonCounty(34) Washington County (34)  ClintonCountyNew York(144) Clinton County (144)  EssexCounty(214) Essex County (214)
Burlington is the county seat for Chittenden County
Adjacent to Chittenden County, Vermont
      Addison County (72)  
      Franklin County (31)  
      Grand Isle County (16)  
      Lamoille County (14)  
      Washington County (34)  
      Clinton County, New York (144)  
      Essex County, New York (214)  
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1 Vermont, Chittenden County, Bolton, Colbyville — The Long Trail
“Footpath in the Wilderness” extends length of state. This 261 – mile hiker’s trail, built by the Green Mountain club during the years 1910-29, extends along the mountain summits from the Mass. State line to the Canadian border. . . . Map (db m151129) HM
2 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — 103 Church Streetc.1820s
This may be one of the oldest buildings surviving on Church Street, possibly built in the 1820s and hidden behind a modern façade applied in the 1980s. Here, the famous jewelry firm of Pangorn and Brinsmaid was formed in 1832. Brinsmaid, who . . . Map (db m117838) HM
3 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment
On June 24, 1861, the first Vermont soldiers who enlisted for service in the Civil War for three years left Burlington for Washington by rail. Four days earlier, the 866 officers and men from across the state had been mustered into the Union Army . . . Map (db m75584) HM
4 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Arahmi
Arahmi "A place where I would like to be," from the language of the people of the dawn who lived in harmony in this area for 10,000 or more years, the real discoverers and explorers of Vermont. This building was rebuilt from the spirit of . . . Map (db m118593) HM
5 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Battery ParkScene of British Attack in War of 1812
Here in June 1813, a Vermonter, Lieut. Churchill, and men built a parapet and set up a battery. On Aug. 3 a British gunboat and 2 sloops, 1½ miles offshore, began a cannonade. This attack was repulsed in 20 minutes by the American Battery and . . . Map (db m75582) HM
6 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Burlington Civil War Memorial1907
Erected by Stannard Womans Relief Corps in Memory of Our Soldiers and Sailor Dead 1861-1865 In honor of the brave men who victoriously defended the union on land and sea during the war of the great rebellion.Map (db m89144) WM
7 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Camp Burlington / Le Cantonnement des Troupes à Burlington
Between June of 1812 and June of 1815, Burlington’s War of 1812 military cantonment stood in this vicinity. Its structures included a guardhouse, stables, barracks, carpenters’ and blacksmiths’ shops, a large general hospital, officers quarters, . . . Map (db m200487) HM
8 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Captain John Lonergan1837 - 1902 — Hero of Gettysburg —
In this park on July 22, 1863, Vermont's only ethnic Civil War unit was welcomed home from the battle of Gettysburg. Lonergan commanded Co. A, 13th VT Regiment - the Irish Company - and he received the Medal of Honor for gallantry in the battle. . . . Map (db m88639) HM
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9 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Celebrating ChamplainParades and Pagentry
In July 1609, Samuel de Champlain became the first European to set eyes on Lake Champlain. Three hundred years later, in July of 1909, communities around Lake Champlain celebrated the tercentenial of Champlain's expedition. Burlington marked the . . . Map (db m91649) HM
10 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Chittenden County Trust Company1931
This Beaux Arts-style building, with its symmetrical marble facades, prominent cornices, sculptural ancient Greek and Roman details, and arched windows and doors, was designed by famed Boston architects Harper & West at the request of the . . . Map (db m93055) HM
11 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Church Street — Burlington, VT —
Had you stood at this location in the early 1800s, you would have had to lift your skirt off the dirt lane to step up onto the plank sidewalk or guard your hat from the danger of low wooden canopies. Pedestrians competed with horse and carriage on . . . Map (db m23579) HM
12 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — City Hall Park — Burlington, VT —
In 1797, a city planned grid system was laid out for Burlington, incorporating the few transportation routes that existed, including King, Pearl, Church and Battery Streets. At the city’s center, space was reserved for a park (now City Hall Park) . . . Map (db m23580) HM
13 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Exchange Block1878
This impressive Italianate-style commercial building with a massive five-foot tall cast iron cornice was historically known as the Exchange Block. Designed by local builder William Townsend, the building was intended to stylistically complement the . . . Map (db m209095) HM
14 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Family and Religious LifeBurlington's Little Italy"Piccola Italia"
Imagine yourself back in time... As you walk up the steps into the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception you are awed by the Gothic building's vaulted ceilings, soaring stained glass windows, marble altars, gilded tabernacles and . . . Map (db m200489) HM
15 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — First International Ice Hockey GamePremier Match International De Hockey Sur Glace
First International Ice Hockey Game In February 1886 the Burlington Coasting Club hosted a week-long Carnival of Winter Sports. In addition to parades and concerts, activities included coasting (bobsledding), ice skating, and snowshoe races. . . . Map (db m151137) HM
16 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — First Vermont Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade
In 1983, a group of lesbian feminists began planning for the first Vermont Pride march to be held in Burlington and invited the gay male community to join. At the time, public celebration of pride in Vermont was controversial. Vermonters attended . . . Map (db m203159) HM
17 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Howard Bank Building
Howard Bank Building 1902 --------- This granite-faced brick building, designed and built by Hiram Salls, is a fine example of Renaissance Revival Classicism. Constructed for the Howard National Bank it replaced a smaller, c.1867 bank . . . Map (db m118014) HM
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18 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Little Italy
Beginning in the early 1900s, the area directly to the east housed numerous emigrants. Many moved here from Italy with hopes to build better lives. Some worked in the lumber mills and railroad yards that bordered the lake. In the process, they . . . Map (db m75562) HM
19 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Masonic Templec.1897
The corner stone of the Masonic Temple was laid in an elaborate ceremony on October 20, 1897. The building was constructed for approximately $80,000 and was designed by John McArthur Harris of Wilson Brothers and Company, an architectural and . . . Map (db m200484) HM
20 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Mayor Francis Cain
"Burlington, a city of beauty, energy and hospitality" - Francis Cain, June 2017 Francis J. Cain served as Mayor of Burlington for three terms from 1965-1971. "Mayor Cain is an honest and realistic executive who perhaps has accomplished more . . . Map (db m200488) HM
21 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Neighborhood GroceriesBurlington's Little Italy"Piccola Italia"
Imagine yourself back in time... As you enter the corner grocery store, your senses are captivated by the aroma of the Italian cheeses- the provolone hanging from the ceiling, the freshly grated Romano, the feta and the gorgonzola. . . . Map (db m118736) HM
22 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Quadricentennial CelebrationBurlington's International Waterfront Festival
During July 2009, the City of Burlington staged a 13-day International Waterfront Festival to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's bold expedition into the lake that today bears his name. The festival included artists, diplomats, . . . Map (db m91614) HM
23 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Site of the Old Gas Station
Original home of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Founded May 5, 1978 Placed in commemoration of their Tenth Anniversary Celebration June 4, 1988Map (db m89108) HM
24 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — Trees for the 21st Century
Trees for the 21st Century A community response to the Great Ice Storm of 1998 Commemorated on May 25, 1998Map (db m200486) HM
25 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington — William Wells
Brevet Major General U.S. Vols. 1837-1892 First Lieut. Co. C 1st Vermont Cavalry Oct. 14 1861 Captain Co. C Nov. 18 1861 Major Dec. 30 1862 Colonel July 2 1864 Brevet Brigadier General U.S. Vols. Feb. 22 1865 Brevet Major General U.S. . . . Map (db m75579) HM WM
26 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Centennial — Burial Place of General Ethan AllenBorn 1738 – Died 1789
The mortal remains of Ethan Allen, Vermont leader, fighter, writer and philosopher, lie in this cemetery beneath the marble statue, but his spirit is in Vermont now.Map (db m51646) HM
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27 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Centennial — Centennial Field
Named to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the University of Vermont’s first graduating class, Centennial Field has been the home of UVM athletics since 1906. The three ballparks that have stood on this site have hosted semi-professional and . . . Map (db m23429) HM
28 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, New North End — Ethan AllenPark is Site of Farm Owned by Hero of Ticonderoga
Putting behind him the martial deeds of a hero, Ethan came here in 1787 to till the soil as a peaceful farmer. On Feb. 12, 1789, he died here after a trip across the ice to South Hero. Memorial Tower was built on Indian Rock, traditional Algonquin . . . Map (db m75585) HM
29 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, New North End — Ethan Allen Park - Wilderness in the City
A century ago, most of this area was rural, but people were beginning to build houses here. William Van Patten owned many acres of land locally, and he wanted a park in this new neighborhood. He got on his old horse, Mattie, and let her find easy . . . Map (db m89149) HM
30 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, New North End — The Black Snake Affair
In 1808, the Federal government, reacting to unfair British policies, passed an Embargo Act, forbidding trade with Great Britain. The Champlain Valley relied on trade with British Canada and the Act was unpopular and significant smuggling . . . Map (db m98393) HM
31 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — Athletic Park
Located on the streetcar line between Burlington and Winooski, Athletic Park was the home of the University of Vermont's baseball and football teams and track-and-field events from 1887 until Centennial Field opened in 1906. It was also where . . . Map (db m75483) HM
32 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — Chief Grey Lock
Abenaki Legend holds that Odzihozo, the creator of the Champlain Valley, turned himself into a rock island, which can be seen through the bandshell window to your left, so that he might view the valley forever. This statue honors Chief Grey Lock . . . Map (db m200485) HM
33 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — Church Street Marketplace
In 1962 architecture student Bill Truex experienced the transformation of Stroget, Copenhagen's main shopping area from traffic-snarled nightmare to successful pedestrian mall. Seven years later, while on the Burlington Planning Commission, Truex . . . Map (db m89110) HM
34 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — First Unitarian Universalist Society Meeting House
Designed by noted architect Peter Banner of Boston, the Federal-style Meeting House was built in 1816 for the First Congregational Society (Unitarian) and is the oldest surviving place of worship in Burlington. Banner's design features a projecting . . . Map (db m97755) HM
35 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — Howard William Plant memorial
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36 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — In Memory of John Lonergan
In memory of John Lonergan a native of Ireland, who having made the United States his adopted country, defended it in the Civil War, and at the Battle of Gettysburg with distinction as Capt. Co. A, 13th VT Reg't., and was . . . Map (db m143257) HM WM
37 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — Mary Martha Fletcher(1830-1885)
Mary Fletcher, born in Jericho, Vt., moved here with her family at age 20. Following her father’s death, the family established Fletcher Free Library (1873). Mary Fletcher continued her parents’ benefactions. She founded Mary Fletcher Hospital . . . Map (db m75501) HM
38 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — Neighbors Helping NeighborsBurlington's Little Italy — "Piccola Italia" —
Imagine yourself back in time... If you were standing here in 1959, you would see a neighborhood that included a Catholic Cathedral, grammar and high schools and many small businesses such as gas stations, auto dealers and boat companies, . . . Map (db m118840) HM
39 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — Saint-Joseph Parish
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40 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — The Battery
The battery of thirteen guns on this ground repulsed an attack of three British gunboats June 13 1813 It was the defense of Burlington and of the United States Army here encamped during the war of 1812 This tablet was erected by the Green Mountain . . . Map (db m75564) HM WM
41 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, Old North End — The Meeting House
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42 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Andrew Harris 1814-1841First African American Graduate of the University of Vermont, 1838 — Abolitionist & Advocate of Black Equality —
"We consider it criminal in the sight of God and man, longer silently to submit to our indignities, or suffer them to be transmitted to posterity." Andrew Harris was one of the first African Americans to earn a college degree. The antislavery . . . Map (db m97754) HM
43 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Church Street Marketplace
In 1962 architecture student Bill Truex experienced the transformation of Stroget, Copenhagen's main shopping area from traffic-snarled nightmare to successful pedestrian mall. Seven years later, while on the Burlington Planning Commission, Truex . . . Map (db m89112) HM
44 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Dr. Charles N. Perkins
Perkins Pier was named for Dr. Charles N. Perkins, a Burlington physician for over 50 years. Dr. Perkins was born in Burlington on May 25. 1880, and died in Burlington on June 15. 1959. Dr. Perkins was a general practitioner, spending his entire . . . Map (db m178344) HM
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45 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — General William Wells / Dr. H. Nelson Jackson(1837-1892) / (1872-1955)
General William Wells (1837-1892) In 1861 William Wells joined the First Vermont Cavalry as a Private and rose to the rank of Brevet Major-General. Promoted more times than any other Vermonter during the American Civil War, he participated in . . . Map (db m75549) HM
46 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, U.S.N.Henry T. Mayo, Vice Admiral, U.S.N
George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, U.S.N. 1837-1917 Born in Montpelier, Vermont, George Dewey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1858. Following service in the Civil War, he held several high-ranking administrative positions in the . . . Map (db m115266) HM WM
47 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Grace Goodhue Coolidge
On Oct. 4, 1905, at 2:30 p.m. in front of the bay window in the parlor of this house, Grace Goodhue married Calvin Coolidge of Plymouth Notch, VT. Calvin Coolidge became President of the United States and Grace served as First Lady from 1923-1929. . . . Map (db m75591) HM
48 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Green Mountain Club
The Green Mountain Club was born at a meeting of Vermont hiking enthusiasts in the Van Ness House hotel, which stood on this site from 1870 until it burned in 1951. The club's mission is to "make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life . . . Map (db m200490) HM
49 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Ground Beneath Your FeetBurlington Heritage Trail
If you were standing here 200 years ago, you'd be all wet. The natural shoreline ends about 500 feet behind you. Burlington's first dock was built here in 1810. Before that the waterfront consisted of raft logs tied to the shore. Cargo delivery was . . . Map (db m183081) HM
50 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Honor and Tradition
Honor and Tradition Name Comm Decomm USS Vermont (BB 20) 1907 1920 USS Plattsburg (SP 1645) 1918 1919 USS Converse (DD 291) 1920 1930 USS Dewey (DD 349) 1934 1945 USS Clark (DD 361) 1936 1945 USS Mayo (DD 422) 1940 1946 . . . Map (db m115267) HM WM
51 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — John DeweyPhilosopher and Pioneer in Modern Education
Born here on Oct. 20, 1859, John Dewey attended local schools and in 1879 graduated from the University of Vermont. Dewey was world-renowned as a philosopher and author of many books. Ideas drawn from his educational doctrines profoundly influenced . . . Map (db m75558) HM
52 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Lake Champlain Navy Memorial
Honoring Robert T. Stafford Vermont Governor-Congressman-United States Senator Captain United States Navy First Commanding Officer- Naval Reserve Center, Burlington Established in 1946, the Naval Reserve Center occupied this site in . . . Map (db m115269) HM
53 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Pine Street Barge Canal
Imagine the year is 1870. You’re standing amongst acres of stacked, milled lumber that crowd the waterfront, destined for ports all over the world. Countless band saws screech and dust fills the air as mills and factories churn out their wooden . . . Map (db m176982) HM
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54 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Samuel de Champlain1570-1635
Founder of New France. Dedicated July 2, 2009 in celebration of the 400th anniversary of his trip down the lake in the summer of 1609. Champlain College is forever grateful to Trustee Emeritus and friend John W. Heisse Jr., M.D. for commissioning . . . Map (db m87969)
55 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Site of the American House1808 - 1893
Site of the American House 1808-1893 Presidents Monroe, Van Buren, Pierce, Grant Generals Scott, Wool, Hampton Henry Clay, and other famous famous people entertained here.Map (db m21813) HM
56 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay11 September 1812
During the War of 1812, the British again attempted to use Lake Champlain as an invasion route into the United States. Both American and British naval commands constructed large vessels in an effort to gain superiority for the impending battle. . . . Map (db m116682) HM
57 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — The Battle of Valcour Island11-13 October 1776
The Battle of Valcour Island 11-13 October 1776 In the fall of 1776 a British Naval force left Canada and embarked onto Lake Champlain in an effort to divide and conquer the rebelling thirteen colonies. Positioned off Valcour Island was a . . . Map (db m115264) WM
58 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — The Lone Sailor
The Lone Sailor The original bronze sculpture stands at the center of the United States Navy Memorial in Washington DC. In honor of the historical naval actions on Lake Champlain, the Navy Memorial Foundation approved placing The Lone Sailor at . . . Map (db m115263) WM
59 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Union Station
Grand Central Station in miniature! That’s how proud Burlingtonians described their new train station in 1915. Like other public buildings across the country, Union Station was built to show travelers how sophisticated, wealthy, and up-to-date . . . Map (db m186489) HM
60 Vermont, Chittenden County, Burlington, South End — Vermont / Steamer "Vermont"
Vermont Major Cross-State Route to the Connecticut River From this point, where the Winans launched their steamer "Vermont" in 1808, travelers drive eastward on Route US 2, cutting through the Green Mountain Range at Bolton to the Capitol at . . . Map (db m75561) HM
61 Vermont, Chittenden County, Charlotte — Quinlan Schoolhouse
This school was one of thirteen one-room schoolhouses in Charlotte. It was built around 1850 and was in use until 1950. One-room schoolhouses were built throughout the town in order to educate the children of nearby farm families. Children between . . . Map (db m108961) HM
62 Vermont, Chittenden County, Charlotte — The Charlotte WhaleThe Vermont State Fossil
In 1849 an 11,000 year old Beluga Whale was found north of this site in what had been the Champlain Sea. Resident J.G. Thorp collected the bones, and naturalist Zadock Thompson assembled the skeleton now displayed in the Perkins Museum of Geology . . . Map (db m75963) HM
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63 Vermont, Chittenden County, Charlotte — World War II Memorial1941 • 1945
Charlotte Honor Roll [Died in service] William M. St.George • Romeo LeClair George Sturgeon • Parker D. Leonard [Roll of Veterans]Map (db m108963) WM
64 Vermont, Chittenden County, Charlotte — World War Memorial1918
The Roll of Honor of Charlotte, Vermont [Died in service] Harry Hanks • DeLial W. Magee • Julius S. Munnette [Veterans] William F. Abare • Donald Aunchman • Edward J. Bessette, Jr. Harold H. Bessette • Moses Booska • Roy C. Busier . . . Map (db m108960) WM
65 Vermont, Chittenden County, Colchester, Colchester Village — Buffalo Soldiers At Fort Ethan Allen1909-1913
In July 1909, the 10th U.S. Cavalry arrived at Fort Ethan Allen for a four-year assignment. Nicknamed the "Buffalo Soldiers" during the American Indian Wars, the 10th Cavalry was one of the first peacetime all-black regiments established in the . . . Map (db m104074) HM
66 Vermont, Chittenden County, Colchester, Colchester Village — ColchesterThe Early Years
By 1763, the English had driven the French armies from Canada making the Champlain Valley safe for settlement. In the same year, King George III chartered Colchester Township on the Onion River - now known as the Winooski. In 1773, Ira Allen's . . . Map (db m86658) HM
67 Vermont, Chittenden County, Colchester, Colchester Village — Ray W. Collins
A descendant of one of Burlington’s original settlers, Ray Williston Collins was born on this farm on February 11, 1887. After graduating from Burlington High School and the University of Vermont, Collins joined the Boston Red Sox in 1909 and soon . . . Map (db m86646) HM
68 Vermont, Chittenden County, Colchester, Malletts Bay — Colchester Causeway / Le remblai de Colchester
If you travel a mile north along the bike path, you’ll find a lake crossing with stunning views: a 3.5-mile causeway connecting Colchester Point to Allen’s Point in South Hero, Vermont. While thousands of bicyclists and walkers use this marble . . . Map (db m201383) HM
69 Vermont, Chittenden County, Colchester, Malletts Bay — Colchester Log Schoolhouse
In 1810, Vermont State Law required towns to raise a minimum of 1 cent on the dollar in property taxes for support of town schools. The one room schoolhouse before you was built between 1815 and 1827 to serve students on the area once known as South . . . Map (db m88739) HM
70 Vermont, Chittenden County, Essex, Essex Junction — Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Ethan Allen1909-1913
In July 1909, the 10th U.S. Cavalry arrived at Fort Ethan Allen for a four-year assignment. Nicknamed the “Buffalo Soldiers” during the American Indian Wars, the 10th Cavalry was one of the first peacetime all-black regiments . . . Map (db m104492) HM
71 Vermont, Chittenden County, Essex Junction — There's Only One Essex Junction
There is Only One Essex Junction What's in a Name? This village was originally known as Hubbel's Falls after an early settler who built a mill in Essex on the Winooski River. During the autumn of 1849 the Vermont Central's owner, . . . Map (db m92207) HM
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72 Vermont, Chittenden County, Hinesburg — Chester Arthur
Boyhood home of President Chester A. Arthur 1833 - 1835.Map (db m97559) HM
73 Vermont, Chittenden County, Hinesburg — Early Black Settlers
(side 1) On this hill from 1795 to 1865 thrived an African American farming community. The first settlers at the bottom of this road in 1798, from MA, were Samuel Peters, Hannah Lensemen & husband Prince Peters. Prince served in Captain . . . Map (db m86659) HM
74 Vermont, Chittenden County, Jericho — Chittenden Mills
Named for Thomas Chittenden, first governor of Vermont and great-great grandfather of Frank Howe. Frank and his father Lucian rebuilt this mill in 1885 changing from grinding with millstones to the new gradual reduction roller process. Grain was . . . Map (db m97753) HM
75 Vermont, Chittenden County, Jericho, Jericho Center — "Snowflake" BentleyJericho's world famous snowflake authority
For fifty years Wilson A. Bentley, a farmer and self taught scientist, developed his technique of photomicrography to reveal to the world the grandeur and mystery of the snowflake — its universal hexagonal shape and its infinite number of . . . Map (db m74314) HM
76 Vermont, Chittenden County, Milton — Catamount Stadium
The 1960s through the 1980s were an exciting time for racing fans in Chittenden County. In 1964, a plan was made to build a paved 1/3-mile NASCAR-sanctioned oval track in Milton. The newly built I-89 allowed easy access for traveling racers and . . . Map (db m121198) HM
77 Vermont, Chittenden County, Milton — George Jerrison Stannard / Deming-Stannard Farm
George Jerrison Stannard On July 3, 1863, Brigadier General George Stannard ordered 900 men of his Second Vermont Brigade to attack the right flank of the final Confederate assault at the Battle of Gettysburg. That decisive blow to Pickett's . . . Map (db m201070) HM
78 Vermont, Chittenden County, Milton — Milton Speedway
On June 23, 1963, Maurice Bousquet and Hubert “Bud” McCormick of Milton’s B&M Motors, with top Vermont driver Jack DuBrul of Burlington, opened Vermont’s first drag strip here before a capacity crowd. Known by the locals as Milton Drag . . . Map (db m151134) HM
79 Vermont, Chittenden County, Milton — Samuel De ChamplainHistoric Lake Islands
These islands were first seen by a European in 1609, when Samuel De Champlain explored the Lake which bears his name and claimed them for the King of France. Ceded in 1763 to Britain, they became part of the Royal Colony of New York. After 1776, . . . Map (db m74516) HM
80 Vermont, Chittenden County, Richmond — A Tribute to the Cochran Family of Richmond, VT
A skiing family....whose combined efforts as members of U.S. ski teams in Olympic and world competition have brought fame and recognition to themselves, their nation and to this Vermont ...Community Gold Medal Winner Barbara Cochran . . . Map (db m76392) HM
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81 Vermont, Chittenden County, Richmond — Edmunds' BirthplaceSite of Homestead of Lawyer and Statesman
George F. Edmunds, one of this nation’s foremost legislators, was born on this farm, Feb. 1, 1828. After serving at Montpelier as Speaker, he represented Vermont in Washington as Senator for 25 years, and presided over the Senate when Arthur was . . . Map (db m86661) HM
82 Vermont, Chittenden County, Richmond — Huntington Gorge / Deaths at the Huntington GorgeSite of Richmond’s first grist mill and electric generating plant
Huntington Gorge By 1802, John Preston had built a grist mill here at Richmond’s best water-power site. It was operated continuously for a century, last of all by the Robinson family. The Richmond Light and Power Co. converted the mill in 1903 . . . Map (db m86802) HM
83 Vermont, Chittenden County, Richmond — Richmond's Fallen Son
10th Mountain Division Richmond's Fallen Son PFC Adam J. Muller US Army Gunner HHC, 1st BSTB -Team Iroquois Killed serving our country in Iraq 11/5/07Map (db m76391) HM
84 Vermont, Chittenden County, Richmond — The Citizens of Richmond
In Memoriam erected by The Citizens of Richmond in honor of her patriotic men and women who served their country in the World War 1917 - 1919Map (db m76390) WM
85 Vermont, Chittenden County, Richmond — The Round Church / Richmond, Vermont
The Round Church This 16-sided church, Richmond's first meeting house, was built by a group led by William Rhodes in 1812-12 on land donated by Issac Gleason & Thomas Whitcomb. The first Proprietors were members of five denominations: Baptist, . . . Map (db m76387) HM
86 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Danby Water Fountain, Before 1911Unidentified maker — Iron —
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87 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Flat World, 2008Aaron T Stephan (Portland, Maine, b. 1974- ) — Cast iron. Courtesy of the artist and Samsøñ Projects, Boston —
Aaron T Stephan believes that most world globes are relics of the past, arguing that they "fail to represent the complexities of globalization, world growth, and the interrelations of cultures and peoples." Comprised of twenty cast iron triangular . . . Map (db m109011) HM
88 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Ticonderoga
History The steamboat Ticonderoga is America's last remaining side paddlewheel passenger steamer with a vertical beam engine. Commissioned by the Champlain Transportation Company, the Ticonderoga was built in 1906 at the . . . Map (db m109149) HM
89 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — An Intentional Landscape
Shelburne Museum's gardens and grounds, like its other collections, are designed to offer enjoyment, information, and an opportunity for relaxation and reflection. Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) worked with Long Island landscape . . . Map (db m109492) HM
90 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Apothecary ShopConstructed on-site: 1959
The Apothecary Shop represents a late 19th-century druggist's shop. Prior to the Civil War, druggists gathered and dried herbs, grinding, distilling, and mixing them with a variety of substances to create medicinal remedies. By 1900, . . . Map (db m109129) HM
91 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Beach GalleryConstructed on-site: 1960 • Rebuilt: 2008
Beach Gallery and Beach Lodge are designed to resemble an Adirondack camp. Named for William and Marie Beach, longtime hunting companions of J. Watson Webb (1884-1960) and Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960), the log buildings were constructed . . . Map (db m109383) HM
92 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Beach LodgeConstructed on-site: 1960
Beach Gallery and Beach Lodge are designed to resemble an Adirondack camp. Named for William and Marie Beach, longtime hunting companions of Electra and J. Watson Webb, the log buildings were constructed on-site using timber from Nehasane, the . . . Map (db m109430) HM
93 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Blacksmith ShopCa. 1800 • Shelburne, Vermont — Moved to Museum: 1956 —
In the 18th and 19th centuries communities depended heavily on the village blacksmith as the primary source for tools, utensils, hardware, vehicle parts, and many other items. Many blacksmiths also served as farriers, . . . Map (db m109099) HM
94 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Colchester Reef Lighthouse Relocation
In testimony to the courage and ability of Robert Francis, Foreman Donald Francis • Wayne Spear • Nathan Johnson Clifford Francis • Forrest Emmons This lighthouse was dismantled on Colchester Reef, transported . . . Map (db m109472) HM
95 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Covered Bridge1845 • Cambridge, Vermont • Moved to Museum: 1950-1951
Measuring 168 feet in length with two vehicle lanes and a footpath, the Covered Bridge spanned the Lamoille River for more than one hundred years. The bridge's system of parallel-chord trusses and arches, which act in concert to support both the . . . Map (db m109489) HM
96 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Diamond Barn19th century • Move to site: 1954
The distinctive diamond-shaped interior framing of this structure gives Diamond Barn its name. The building has housed a variety of exhibits, from brass foundry patterns to folk art. Today, the lower level of the building serves as a seasonal . . . Map (db m109442) HM
97 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Dorset HouseCa. 1832 • East Dorset, Vermont — Original Owner: Welcome Allen • Moved to Museum: 1953 —
This classic example of Greek Revival architecture originally served as a two-family house for the children of Welcome Allen. The Allens, who owned an iron foundry, built their home in the latest fashion, utilizing stoves for heat rather than . . . Map (db m109484) HM
98 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Dutton House1782 • Cavendish, Vermont • Original Owner: Salmon Dutton — Moved to Museum: 1950 —
Built in 1782 by Salmon Dutton, this house—the first dwelling brought to the Museum—was dismantled and moved from Cavendish, Vermont, in 1950. Dutton, who emigrated from Massachusetts, was a surveyor, town official, and toll road owner. . . . Map (db m109159) HM
99 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial BuildingConstructed on-site: 1967
This Greek Revival-styled structure was designed to resemble an Orwell, Vermont, farmhouse admired by Museum founder Electra Webb (1888-1960). The interior recreates six rooms from Electra and J. Watson Webb's 1930s Park Avenue, New York City, . . . Map (db m109474) HM
100 Vermont, Chittenden County, Shelburne — General Store1840 • Shelburne, Vermont — Moved to Museum: 1953 —
For many years, this building served as the Shelburne village post office before it was moved to the Museum intact, on a specially designed railroad track running down Route 7. The ground floor re-creates a late 19th-century general store, post . . . Map (db m109124) HM

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