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By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
Bellows Falls Marker
Vermont (Windham County), Bellows Falls — Bellows Falls
The Village of Bellows Falls, within the Town of Rockingham, has served as a river and overland crossroad for commerce and travel by foot, stagecoach, riverboat, train, truck and automobile. With wood, brick, iron, steel, and stone, . . . — Map (db m65789) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Bellows Falls — Bellows Falls CanalHere first Canal in United States was built in 1802
The British-owned Company, which was chartered to render the Conn. River navigable here in 1791, was 10 years building the 9 locks and dam around the Great Falls, 52 ft. high. After the railroad came in 1849, river traffic declined and the canal was . . . — Map (db m74471) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Bellows Falls — Rev. John Williams
At The Mouth of the Williams River A Few Rods East of This Place Rev. John Williams A Deerfield Captive On Sunday, March 5, 1704 Preached the First Protestant Sermon Delivered in the Territory that Later Became the State of Vermont . . . — Map (db m98044) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Bellows Falls — Waypoint Center
The Bellows Falls Waypoint Center stands in an old railyard which once served the Boston and Maine Railroad. Once the railroads came through, in 1849, the area was built up with many storage buildings used by local businesses for receiving . . . — Map (db m65787) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Brattleboro Civil War Monument
(Front): This Monument Commemorates The Loyalty and Patriotism Of the Men of Brattleboro, Who Fought for Liberty and the Union In the Great Rebellion of 1861 – 1865 Enlisted 385. Died in Service 31. Erected by a Grateful . . . — Map (db m23114) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Brattleboro Veterans Monument
Dedicated In Loving Memory of the Men and Women of Brattleboro Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam War — Map (db m23116) WM
Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — Estey Organ Company
Here, in Brattleboro, was located the world’s largest manufacturer of reed organs. For more than a century, reed and pipe organs made in Brattleboro were sold to homes and churches around the world. The unusual slate-sided factory complex on Birge . . . — Map (db m23113) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — NaulahkaRudyard Kipling’s Home near Brattleboro for 4 years
After marriage to the American, Caroline Balestier, and after visiting her home, famed British writer built isolated “Naulahka”. Here he wrote the “Jungle Books” and other stories, and two daughters were born. In 1896 the . . . — Map (db m23573) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Brattleboro — The First Building of the Centre Congregational Church
Here Stood the First Building Of the Centre Congregational Church Erected in 1815 Moved to Its Present Site 1842 This Marker Was Placed July 5, 1916 — Map (db m23117) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Brookline — The Round Schoolhouse
Designed - 1821 - by Dr. John "Thunderbolt" Wilson. Built in 1822 on this site deeded to the Town of Brookline by Peter Benson, for the sum of $5.00. Dr. Wilson, a former Scottish highwayman, taught the first term of 60 pupils who sat on . . . — Map (db m74490) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Guilford — Royall Tyler -- Early American Playwright
Boston-born Royall Tyler’s play, ‘The Contrast’ was the first American drama to be performed in this country (1787) and his novel, ‘The Algerine Captive’ presented the first Yankee types in our literature. He came to Guilford in 1791 and was Chief . . . — Map (db m94428) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Guilford — Vermont - Connecticut Valley Route
On this former wilderness trail to Canada, the pioneers built old Fort Dummer in 1724 below Brattleboro, then the frontiers most advanced outpost. Guilford, then the largest town in Vermont, was the scene of bitter strife between the "Yorkers" and . . . — Map (db m108852) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Guilford — Vermont’s Interstate Highway System
Vermont’s Interstate Highway System This monument depicting the Interstate highway system in Vermont is dedicated to the men and women who contributed to the planning, designing and building of this magnificent transportation network. As the . . . — Map (db m23111) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Jamaica — Jamaica Veterans Monument
Honor Roll Proudly We Pay Tribute To the Members of Our Community Who Answered the Call to the Colors World War I * Harry O. Beattie • Aaron P. Butler • Roy Chapin • Leon W. Cheney • Gilbert W. Clayton • Zeron J. Cobb • Oscar . . . — Map (db m23248) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — In Memory of Jonathan Park
In Memory of Jonathan Park Original Settler of Newfane Who Gave to the People of Windham County the Common And All the Land On Which Now Stand The County Buildings Erected by His Great-Granddaughters Martha Osgood Morse . . . — Map (db m23130) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — Newfane Civil War Monument — Roll of Honor World War 1917 – 1918 Plaque
(Front): In Memory of The Men of Newfane Who Served Their Country In the Civil War 1861 – 1865 “On fames eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, and glory guards, with solemn round, the bivouac of the . . . — Map (db m23134) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — Newfane Honor RollKorean War - Vietnam War
Korean War June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955 Bourn, Melvin F. • Brooks, Dennis R. • Brooks, Roy I. • Carey, Leighton, E. • Carey, Merton M. • Chase, Charles D. • Druke, Edward J. • Fisher, Abbott C. • Gould, Neils E. • Gould, Roland F. . . . — Map (db m23135) WM
Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — Newfane World War II Monument
Honor Roll World War II Armstrong, David • Atwater, Roy • Beck, Walter P. • Bills, Lyman S. • Bingham, Robert • Brayman, Floyd • Brayman, Ralph • Brooks, Alfred • Brooks, Arthur W., Jr. • Brooks, Robert • Brooks, Roy I. • Brown, Emmett • . . . — Map (db m23132) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Newfane — West River RailroadNewfane Railroad Station
The Newfane Railroad Station stands 100 yards east on Cemetery Hill Road. The Station includes the depot and water tank house, both of which were built in 1880 for the Brattleboro & Whitehall Railroad, intended to run from Brattleboro, VT, to . . . — Map (db m109182) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Putney — Dr. Laura Plantz HouseVermont's First Female Medical Practitioner
This c. 1900 house was built for Dr. Laura Plantz (1829-1923), the first female medical practitioner in Vermont, Minnesota, and Michigan. Dr. Plantz graduated from Pennsylvania Medical University of Philadelphia. She specialized in women’s diseases . . . — Map (db m103291) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Putney — Family Home of John Humphrey Noyes
Eldest son of a Putney family, John Noyes (1811-1886) became deeply religious after a revival meeting in 1831. Convinced that Christ’s Second Coming had occurred in 70 A.D. and that all people could now be free of sin, he became a . . . — Map (db m65770) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Putney — Putney Town Hall
Putney Town Hall 1871 is part of the Putney Historic District placed on the National Register Of Historic Places — Map (db m97991) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Putney — Putney Veterans Monument
The Town of Putney Remembers Our Men and Women Who Served To Protect Our Freedoms ◊ POW † KIA ★ MIA ♦ DIS ♥ Wounded Dedicated November 9, 2003 (left panels) Revolutionary . . . — Map (db m97990) WM
Vermont (Windham County), Rockingham — Rockingham Meeting House
The Rockingham Meeting House is one of the finest remaining examples of New England Colonial architecture. It is the oldest intact public building in Vermont. Built between 1787 and 1801, it served Rockingham as a house of religious worship and . . . — Map (db m72021) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Rockingham — Rockingham Meetinghouse
Rockingham Meetinghouse has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America A rare 18th century New England meetinghouse of the "Second Period," . . . — Map (db m72023) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Townshend — Scott BridgeLongest Wooden Span in Vermont
This 277’ bridge, built in 1870 by Harrison Chamberlain, consists of two king post trusses and a 166’ Town lattice truss. The latter was the longest wooden span in Vermont. In 1981 a concrete pier was constructed to provide support. An earlier . . . — Map (db m23330) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Vernon — Fort Bridgman Marker
Fort Bridgman The first white settlement In Vernon, Vt. Built in 1737, The scene of many Indian massacres Sacked and burned by the Indians For the third time June 27, 1755, After having slain Caleb Howe And taken captive fourteen . . . — Map (db m48061) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Vernon — Jemima Tute
Famed as the "Fair Captive", her faith and courage survived the slaying of two husbands by Indians and--after an attack on nearby Fort Bridgman in 1755--her own forced hardship march to Canada. One of her seven children perished and the others were . . . — Map (db m60274) HM
Vermont (Windham County), West Dover — 1857 Schoolhouse No. 6
1857 Schoolhouse No. 6 This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m74392) HM
Vermont (Windham County), West Dover — Stoyan ChristoweСтојан Христов
Town of Dover Home of Stoyan Christowe (Стојан Христов) 1897 – 1995 Statesman – Journalist – Author An immigrant orphan from Macedonia, he . . . — Map (db m23259) HM
Vermont (Windham County), West Townshend — Clarina Howard Nichols
Born in West Townsend 1810, Clarina Howard became an early advocate of women’s rights. After a divorce in 1843 she married George Nichols. As editor of the Windham County Democrat she strongly advocated women’s property rights, child . . . — Map (db m23329) HM
Vermont (Windham County), West Townshend — Taft Homestead Site
In 1799, Aaron Taft settled on a 100-acre farm on Taft Hill. His grandson, Alphonso, born here in 1810, served as Secretary of War and Attorney General under President Grant, and as Minister to Austria-Hungary and Russia. Alphonso’s son, William . . . — Map (db m74472) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Westminster — Bradley Law Office
Prominent nineteenth century political leader and lawyer, William Czar Bradley (1782-1867) practiced in this building from 1802 until 1858 when he retired. He was a member of the VT Legislature, the Governor’s Council, & U.S. Representative to . . . — Map (db m85919) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Westminster — Court House
Westminster "Massacre" Northward stood the Cumberland County Courthouse, seat of New York's colonial administration. Opposition to holding a court session led to the "Massacre" of March 13, 1775. Here the New Hampshire Grants on Jan. 16, 1777, . . . — Map (db m94378) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Westminster — The Westminster Massacre
(east face) William French Shot at Westminster March 13, 1775, Erected by the State Of Vermont in 1873. (north face) Daniel Houghton Shot at Westminster March 13, 1775, by an act of the Vermont Legislature of 1904 These Bronze . . . — Map (db m98017) WM
Vermont (Windham County), Westminster — Westminster World War II Monument
In Honor Of The Men Of This Community Who Served Their Country In World War II ★Metcalf, Raymond O. Aiken, Charles A. • Aiken, Lyle C. • Avery, William B. • Beam, Ernest F. Jr. • Boudrieau, Leonard F. • Carroll, Harold J. • Farnsworth, . . . — Map (db m98019) WM
Vermont (Windham County), Whitingham — Brigham Young Birthplace
The leader of the Mormon pioneers, Brigham Young, was born up the steep hill to the south on June 1, 1801. He eventually led his people from Illinois to Utah where he founded Salt Lake City in 1847 and 500 communities throughout the west. Young . . . — Map (db m61306) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Whitingham — Green Mountain Hall
The structure, originally of Greek Revival design, was built in 1861 as a Universalist Church. As its membership declined toward the end of the 19th century, the Congregation found it necessary to relinquish ownership to a community association, . . . — Map (db m75699) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — 7 West Main Street
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m97250) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Crafts Inn
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior — Map (db m29506) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Elizabeth Page “Molly” Stark, 1737 – 1814
Wife of General John Stark, mother of 11 children, homemaker, patriot, and defender of the household. Her love, courage, and self-reliance were common virtues among the many hearty women of frontier New England’s 18th century towns. This strength . . . — Map (db m23291) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Lyman House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m97248) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — The Norton House
circa late 1700’s, one of the oldest houses left in town, was originally built on Lisle Hill in the first town of Wilmington. It was moved to its present site by ox cart in the 1830’s. — Map (db m23292) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Wilmington Veterans Memorial
In Honor Of The Men and Women Of Wilmington Who Served Our Nation In War and Peace Nelson E. Pickwell Post #15Map (db m23269) HM
Vermont (Windham County), Wilmington — Wilmington Veterans Monument
Roll of Honor Dedicated to Those Who Offered Their Lives in Humanity’s Defense in The War of the Nations 1914 – 1918 And in Memory of Those Indicated Here by Gold Stars, Who Gave Their * Last Full Measure of Devotion * . . . — Map (db m23268) HM

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