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Historical Markers in Castleton, 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 (79) Washington County, NY (157)  RutlandCounty(101) Rutland County (101)  AddisonCounty(72) Addison County (72)  BenningtonCounty(63) Bennington County (63)  WindsorCounty(79) Windsor County (79)  WashingtonCountyNew York(157) Washington County (157)
Rutland is the county seat for Rutland County
Castleton is in Rutland County
      Rutland County (101)  
ADJACENT TO RUTLAND COUNTY
      Addison County (72)  
      Bennington County (63)  
      Windsor County (79)  
      Washington County, New York (157)  
 
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1Vermont (Rutland County), Castleton — "Vermont's First College"
On this site Castleton State College, Vermont’s first college and the eighteenth oldest in the nation, was first established as the Rutland County Grammar School, chartered by the General Assembly of the Republic of Vermont on October 15, 1787. The . . . Map (db m78184) HM
2Vermont (Rutland County), Castleton — Conflict at Fort Warren
Conflict – Site of Fort Warren 1777 – 1779 Erected under the auspices of Ann Story Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1904Map (db m105476) HM
3Vermont (Rutland County), Castleton — Edwin L. Drake1819-1880 — Founder of the Oil Industry —
Drilling the first modern oil well in the United States on August 27, 1859 at Titusville, Penna., Drake struck oil at 69 feet and launched one of the world’s great industries. On a farm on Drake Road, near this spot, he lived as a boy and attended . . . Map (db m78199) HM
4Vermont (Rutland County), Castleton — Fort WarrenBattle of Hubbardton — Seven Miles North —
Directly east is the elevation of Fort Warren, built in 1779 for defense of the northern frontier. The road from the north was route of American retreat before Burgoyne, protected by Col. Seth Warner’s rearguard action at the Battle of Hubbardton, . . . Map (db m78183) HM
5Vermont (Rutland County), Castleton — James Hope1818-1892
American portrait and landscape painter, James Hope excelled at capturing the beauty of mid-19th century Vermont. He is best known for his five large paintings of the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland done from sketches made while serving as . . . Map (db m95452) HM
6Vermont (Rutland County), Castleton — Meeting of Allen and Arnold
Marking The Meeting Place of Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold on their Historic March to Fort Ticonderoga May 9, 1775 Dedicated 1941 Vermont SesquicentennialMap (db m105475) HM
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7Vermont (Rutland County), Castleton — Slate Pencil Manufacturing(1843-1878)
In 1843, John Cain erected a slate pencil mill along Sucker Brook. Benjamin and James Adams bought the mill in 1853, and began mass-producing slate pencils as the Adams Manufacturing Co. Soon, after acquiring more land and business partners, the . . . Map (db m97291) HM
8Vermont (Rutland County), Castleton — The "Old Chapel"Castleton Medical College — (1818-1862) —
Castleton Medical College was the first such college in Vermont. This structure, built in 1821, was originally located on Main Street west of the present town library. In 1864 a leading citizen presented the building to Harriet Haskell, Principal . . . Map (db m78198) HM
 
 
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Oct. 3, 2022