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

Clickable Map of Washington 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> Washington County, VT (34) Addison County, VT (72) Caledonia County, VT (38) Chittenden County, VT (140) Lamoille County, VT (14) Orange County, VT (39)  WashingtonCounty(34) Washington County (34)  AddisonCounty(72) Addison County (72)  CaledoniaCounty(38) Caledonia County (38)  ChittendenCounty(140) Chittenden County (140)  LamoilleCounty(14) Lamoille County (14)  OrangeCounty(39) Orange County (39)
Montpelier is the county seat for Washington County
Adjacent to Washington County, Vermont
      Addison County (72)  
      Caledonia County (38)  
      Chittenden County (140)  
      Lamoille County (14)  
      Orange County (39)  
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1 Vermont, Washington County, Barre — Currier Park
Currier Park was presented to the town of Barre in 1884 by builder Stedman Chubb (1828-1890). The two-acre public park was part of the 60-acre Ripley farm purchased in 1853 by Chubb’s father-in-law, Richard S. Currier (1803-1875). Currier had moved . . . Map (db m141191) HM
2 Vermont, Washington County, Barre — First Boy Scout Troop in AmericaBarre, Vermont
( north side ) In 1909, Barre stonecutter and Scottish Immigrant William Foster Milne founded America's first boy scout troop with materials shipped directly from Europe’s fledgling Boy Scout movement. "In the basement of the Baptist . . . Map (db m143765) HM
3 Vermont, Washington County, Cabot — Liberty Tree Memorial
This American Liberty Elm was named after “The Liberty Tree: Our Country’s first Symbol of Freedom.” On the morning of August 14, 1765, the people of Boston awakened to discover two effigies suspended from an elm tree that became known as “The . . . Map (db m193095) HM
4 Vermont, Washington County, Cabot — To the Memory of Cabot Soldiers
Who fell in the Great Rebellion of 1861 1865 “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” (Names of 36 townsmen)Map (db m203766) HM WM
5 Vermont, Washington County, Calais, Adamant — Clarence W. FitchCommunity Activist
Clarence W. Fitch, born in 1885 in East Montpelier, was a leader of the cooperative movement of the mid-20th century, when rural families banded together to create social and cultural organizations for the benefit of their communities. He founded . . . Map (db m135340) HM
6 Vermont, Washington County, Calais, Adamant — Historic Kent Tavern
This brick tavern was built by Abdiel Kent between 1833 and 1837. It served as his home, and from 1837 to 1846 was a stagecoach stop on the road from Montpelier to Canada. The Kent family settled in Calais in 1798 and this section of town is known . . . Map (db m168139) HM
7 Vermont, Washington County, East Barre — Historic Millstone HillEast Barre
When Barre was first established the primary settlement and town center was located in South Barre, at that time called the Upper Village, where the town's two primary roads intersected. Eventually, as water power sites were discovered and . . . Map (db m156424) HM
8 Vermont, Washington County, East Montpelier — North Montpelier Historic District
This small community – once called Rich's Hollow – was settled in the late 1700s and during the 19th century was an important cultural and industrial center area. Samuel Rich created North Montpelier Pond by damming the Kingsbury Branch . . . Map (db m87997) HM
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9 Vermont, Washington County, Graniteville — In the late 1950’s Rock of Ages experimented with making lanes out of granite...
In the late 1950’s Rock of Ages experimented with making lanes out of granite for use in commercial bowling alleys. Although a few such alleys were created, the concept never caught on. This prototype was used for many years by employees and . . . Map (db m81271) HM
10 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Ammi B. Young
This tablet is erected by the people of Vermont in appreciation of the architect of this building Ammi B. Young born in Lebanon N.H. June 19, 1798 died in Washington D.C. March 13, 1874 Work was commenced on this site in the winter of . . . Map (db m76395) HM
11 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Ethan Allen
Leader of the Green Mountain Boys demanding the surrender of Ticonderoga "in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress"Sculptor:Larkin Mead Replica: Aristide J. PicciniMap (db m76397) HM
12 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Flood of 1927, Montpelier and Wells River Railroad Station and YardLooking north to Main Street
The vast destruction caused by the 1927 flood is considered by many to be the greatest natural disaster ever to befall the state. Montpelier was particularly hard hit. Flood waters rose over 8 feet in the Montpelier and Wells River yard. Rebuilding . . . Map (db m221982) HM
13 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Green Mount Soldiers LotU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — National Cemetery Administration —
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War (1861-1865). As the death toll rose, the U.S. Government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. This propelled the . . . Map (db m191607) WM
14 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — 37 — Lafayette’s TourThe Lafayette Trail — Mapping the Farewell Tour —
On June 28, 1825, Lafayette was led to the State House. He visited Representatives Hall and reviewed troops assembled on the common. William C. Pomeroy Foundation 2021 37Map (db m185028) HM
15 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Main Street Bridge & F.W. Bailey Mill, Circa 1920
The Winooski River and other waterways were paths through the wilderness for Native Americans and early explorers. The banks along these waterways became natural settlement sites, and the falls provided water power for early industry. In 1805, . . . Map (db m222223) HM
16 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Montpelier Recreation Field
Built in 1940 by the Federal Works Projects Administration and home to the Northern League for the Montpelier Senators and the Twin City Trojans from 1941–1952. Many future Major League baseball players played on this historic field. The . . . Map (db m88008) HM
17 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Railroad Turntable, circa 1907
This railroad turntable, constructed in 1907, is a physical reminder of the once thriving granite industry and supportive railroad infrastructure along the Montpelier Riverfront. Also known as a “gallows turntable” due to its shape, this turntable . . . Map (db m188108) HM
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18 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Senator William Upham(1792-1853)
“Slavery is a crime against humanity and a sore evil in the body politic.” William Upham resided here during the first half of the nineteenth century. He was an ardent abolitionist, voting against the Fugitive Slave Act . . . Map (db m95409) HM
19 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Site of the Caldwell House
Where Marquis de Lafayette was entertained in 1825 and President Monroe in 1817 Tablet placed by the Marquis de Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 1930Map (db m185386) HM
20 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — State House
Montpelier became the Capitol in 1808, when the first State House was built. Ammi B. Young's 2nd State House, built in 1838 and destroyed by fire in 1857, was similar to this 3rd structure on the site, completed in 1859.Map (db m22887) HM
21 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Steel Krupp Gun
From the Spanish Cruiser Castilla. Sunk by Dewey's Squadron in Manila Bay. May 1, 1908.Map (db m189585) HM WM
22 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — The Arthur Tandy
The Montpelier and Wells River engine No. 6, the Arthur Tandy, was first known as the Tramp after it arrived second hand on November 17, 1890. The locomotive ran in suburban service from 1890 to 1913. The little engine met a sad end . . . Map (db m223832) HM
23 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Thomas Chittenden1730-1797
First Governor of Vermont 1778-1789 1790-1797Map (db m213948) HM
24 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Vermont Equality For Same-Sex Couples
On December 20, 1999, “in recognition of our common humanity,” the Vermont Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Baker v. State that Vermont same-sex couples were constitutionally entitled "to the same benefits and protections as . . . Map (db m109338) HM
25 Vermont, Washington County, Montpelier — Winooski River From Bailey’s Grain Tower, 1929
This panorama of the Montpelier riverfront portrays the Winooski River at its zenith of industrial and railroad activity. The river is high, which suggests that Main Street dam was providing power to nearby mills and factories. Ample trackage . . . Map (db m222104) HM
26 Vermont, Washington County, Northfield — Northfield Civil War Memorial
1885 Erected by the Town, in grateful remembrance of her sons, who heroically risked their lives in defense of their Country in the War of 1861. 1st. Regt. Capt. W. H. Boyton • Chap. L. H. Stone • L. P. Barnes • R. G. Bassett • . . . Map (db m157401) WM
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27 Vermont, Washington County, Northfield, Riverton — Norwich UniversityThe Nation’s Oldest Private Military College
Founded by Captain Alden Partridge in 1819 as the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy at Norwich, Vermont, Norwich University was relocated to Northfield, Vermont in 1866. Partridge’s innovative curriculum combined military, . . . Map (db m95456) HM
28 Vermont, Washington County, Orange, West Topsham — Town of Orange War Memorial
Civil War John Allen • Levis C. Andrus • Orrin R. Andrus • John H. Avery • Bliss D. Beede • Clark J. Beede • John C. Beede • Laurel O. Bradbury • Alvah Bugbee • Charles Bugbee • Andrew H. Butler • James B.Cave • Alfred M.Clevent • Almon . . . Map (db m157810) WM
29 Vermont, Washington County, Roxbury, Riverton — To Our Defenders
To our defenders 1776 - 1918 Past   Present   FutureMap (db m156540) WM
30 Vermont, Washington County, Roxbury, West Braintree — Roxbury Fish Culture Station
Commonly called "the fish hatchery", this culture station was established in 1891, making it the oldest state hatchery in Vermont. Built in response to the dwindling fish population, the hatchery was funded by an initial state appropriation of . . . Map (db m136544) HM
31 Vermont, Washington County, Warren — Population Center
Nearby is an official survey mark, set July 2002, to identify the symbolic center of population for the State of Vermont as determined by the 2000 U.S. Census. The actual center of population (44° 04' 52.05" north latitude, 72° 48' 51.51" west . . . Map (db m95305) HM
32 Vermont, Washington County, Waterbury, Colbyville — Dr. Henry Janes
Henry Janes, physician, soldier, farmer, and humanitarian, was born here January 24, 1832. As head of services at the Union Army hospital immediately after the Battle of Gettysburg, Dr. Janes faced the challenge of caring for 20,000 wounded Union . . . Map (db m86683) HM
33 Vermont, Washington County, Waterbury, Colbyville — Vermont State Hospital
{Front side} The first patients arrived at the new Vermont State Asylum for the insane in 1891. For the next 120 years, the hospital served thousands of Vermonters challenged by mental and other illnesses, and employed hundreds of area . . . Map (db m88012) HM
34 Vermont, Washington County, Waterbury Center — Waterbury Center Methodist Church
Has Been Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m203168) HM
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Jun. 7, 2023