“The Old Stone Blacksmith Shop is a historic building on Vermont Route 30 in Cornwall, Vermont. Probably built in the late 18th century, it is a rare example in the state of a stone blacksmith shop, with a documented history of more than century’s use for the purpose. It was listed on the National RegisterContinue reading “Old Stone Blacksmith Shop: National Register of Historic Places!”
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Daniel Sanford Fought at the Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812!
Daniel Sanford of Cornwall ,Vermont, fought at the Battle of Plattsburgh during the War of 1812. He was an excellent shot well into old age. In fact, he lived to see 90! Learn more about him in today’s video!
The Foote Mansion: State Register of Historic Places!
“…The Victorian farmhouse on Vermont Route 125 [is] about 3.5 miles west of Middlebury. This house had been in a derelict state for many years and was locally known as the Ghost House, but was recently restored. Built in 1890, the Foote mansion has been a popular photographic landmark along Route 125 between the LakeContinue reading “The Foote Mansion: State Register of Historic Places!”
Cornwall Central Cemetery: REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS!
First used in 1784, there are 876 graves. There are several Revolutionary War soldiers buried there. My apologies for misnaming the cemetery in the video. It is right next door to the First Congregational Church of Cornwall and there are no signs. I only just found out an hour before the video went live byContinue reading “Cornwall Central Cemetery: REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS!”
The First Congregational Church of Cornwall Parsonage
Today’s video is about the First Congregational Church of Cornwall Parsonage. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a private residence now and so beautifully kept! “The First Congregational Church of Cornwall Parsonage is a historic house at 18 Vermont Route 74 in the center of Cornwall, Vermont. Built inContinue reading “The First Congregational Church of Cornwall Parsonage”
The Gag Rule/William Slade
Today’s video is all about a State Historic Marker I noticed after I filmed the Cornwall Town Hall and War Memorial. I thought it would be more information on the Town Hall, but no. “The Gag Rule: 1836-1844 In the 1830s, Americans were becoming outspoken about slavery, inundating Congress with abolitionist petitions. Southern legislators believedContinue reading “The Gag Rule/William Slade”
Cornwall War Memorial
Whilst filming in Cornwall, Vermont recently, I saw their town monument across from the Town Hall. It is a war memorial to the men who served during the American or US Civil War and World War I. In fact, one young man died in Verdun one day prior to the signing of the Armistice, whichContinue reading “Cornwall War Memorial”
Cornwall Town Hall
“The Cornwall Town Hall is located at 2629 Vermont Route 30 in Cornwall, Vermont. Built in 1880 and enlarged in 1905 to also house the local Grange chapter, it is one of the rural community’s few examples of Italianate architecture, and has served as a community meeting point since its construction. It was listed onContinue reading “Cornwall Town Hall”