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

Newport, Vermont Historical Markers

Early 19th Century Newport / Newport au dèbut du 19e siècle Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., August 12, 2018
Early 19th Century Newport / Newport au dèbut du 19e siècle Marker
Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 2 — Early 19th Century Newport / Newport au dèbut du 19e siècle

Newport was first organized as a town on October 25, 1781, though its charter was not issued until October 30, 1802, when it was granted to Nathan Fish and George Duncan under the name Duncansboro. It was not until November 16, 1816 when a . . . — Map (db m122741) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 9 — Early 20th Century, Newport / Newport au début du 20e siècle

Newport had reached its pinnacle of success at the dawn of the 20th century, when three of Newport's most impressive civic buildings were constructed[;] the Goodrich Memorial Library, the Orleans County Courthouse and the Federal Building. . . . — Map (db m122745) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial

In memory of The Eighteen Charter Members of Baxter Post No 51 G.A.R.

Ina L. Rocque Dept. President W.R.C. —————————————— . . . — Map (db m122865) HM WM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 10 — Newport's Fire Fighters / Les Pompiers de Newport

The Memphremagog Hose Company, organized in 1885, was the first fire station of the Newport Village Fire Department. Two separate fire departments, the Memphremagog Hose Company (which included the former Batesville Company) and the West Derby . . . — Map (db m122834) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 5 — Newport's Hotels and Tourism / Les Hotels de Newport et le Tourisme

The grand Memphremagog House, c. 1838-1907, the core of which was one of the original buildings constructed on Main Street, dominated the hotel business in Newport, though a few other smaller hotels were also built downtown, near the railroad . . . — Map (db m122666) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — Northern Forest Canoe TrailNortheast Kingdom


For thousands of years, the waterways of the Northeast Kingdom provided the best travel routes across the rugged landscape. Lake Memphremagog is a hub which connects the northeast's major waterways: Lake Champlain to the west, . . . — Map (db m122629) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — Pomerleau ParkWelcome - Bienvenue

This property is a heartfelt gift from Antonio Pomerleau and Family. A native son of Newport, Tony wishes to ensure an enjoyable space for present and future generations. — Map (db m122680) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 4 — The Arrival of the Railroad / L'Arrivée du Chemin de Fer

The City of Newport's development was dramatically altered by the arrival of the railroad in the mid-nineteenth century. From the south, in 1863, the Connecticut and Passumpsic Railroad arrived in Newport. In 1873, a second line, the Missisquoi . . . — Map (db m122671) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 6 — The Lane Opera House / Le « Lane Opera House »(La Maison de l'Opéra Lane)

In 1892, a prominent citizen of Newport, Elisha Lane, commenced construction of the Lane Opera House. The opera house was a three-story brick building with a solid granite foundation and decorative granite window and door trim. The more . . . — Map (db m122633) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — 3 — Tour Boats on the Lake / Les Bateaux de Randonnée sur le Lac

For both the original Native Americans and the earliest settlers, Lake Memphremagog was important for transportation and portage, but it also would develop an illustrious history as a tourist destination. Once fronted by the grand Memphremagog . . . — Map (db m122683) HM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — Vietnam Veterans Memorial

In honor of those who served in Vietnam — Map (db m122794) WM

Vermont (Orleans County), Newport — War Memorial

To Honor the Veterans of All Wars They Gave Their Today for Our Tomorrow

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Let us remember our brave men and women who served the country they loved May we devote our lives to the building of peace . . . — Map (db m122849) WM

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