“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Newbury, Vermont Historical Markers

Wideview of Bayley-Hazen Military Road Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin Craft, August 26, 2015
Wideview of Bayley-Hazen Military Road Marker
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Bayley-Hazen Military Road 1776 - 1779 Began Just North at Wells River —
Conceived, planned, laid out & financed by Newbury founder, Gen. Jacob Bayley 1726–1815, who on Nov. 24, 1775, presented his plan to Gen. George Washington for a shorter military route to Canada. On Washington's orders, Bayley began road in . . . — Map (db m87961) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Col. Thomas Johnson
To the memory of Col. THOMAS JOHNSON an early settler of this state and a brave and efficient officer in the Revolutionary war. His duties as a civil and military officer were performed with unblemished integrity. In private life a faithful friend . . . — Map (db m89735) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Colonel Thomas Johnson 1742 - 1819
One of the first settlers of Newbury, 1762, Influential in organizing the town and state; Revolutionary officer; Aid to General Lincoln at Ticonderoga, 1777, A prisoner in Canada 1781, Elected representative ten times. This marks the location of . . . — Map (db m87960) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Elmbank Home of Charles Ross Taggart "The Old Country Fiddler" —
Born on March 19, 1871, Charles Ross Taggart, "The Man From Vermont", grew up in Topsham, VT and in 1907 moved his family to this house which he named Elmbank. Beginning in 1895, Taggart, a humorist and musician, traveled all over the U.S., . . . — Map (db m87964) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — General Jacob Bayley 1726 - 1815
{East side} Patriot A pioneer of strong unselfish purpose A patriot of uncompromising fidelity A soldier unstained by personal ambition A citizen ever devoted to the public good {South side} Soldier French and Indian war . . . — Map (db m88114) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Jacob Bayley Founder of Newbury and Revolutionary War General
Veteran of the Indian Wars, Bayley led a migration of settlers from Newbury, Mass to the rich lands of the Coos here at the Great ox-Bow. A staunch patriot, he bitterly opposed the "Haldimand Negotiations" carried on with Canada by Ethan & Ira . . . — Map (db m87994) HM
Vermont (Orange County), Newbury — Old Court House Here Stood From 1773 to 1801
The old court house with jail connected for Gloucester County New York, which became Orange County Vermont. It was used for a meeting house until 1788. The Legislature of 1787 met in this building. A few rods northerly stood the log fort of . . . — Map (db m48618) HM

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