From the State Historic Marker: “Born at Amherst, Mass., Silas Wright came to Weybridge as an infant and grew up here. Graduated from Middlebury College in 1815, he studied Law at Sandy Hill, N.Y.; began Law practice at Canton, N.Y. in 1819, and entered politics there. A Brigadier General by 1824, he was State Senator,Continue reading “Silas Wright Monument and Marker”
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Cotton Free Library
In the video, I thought the reason why the word “free” was in the name was because it was a Carnegie Library. I conducted some research and discovered that was not the case. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were subscription libraries. People paid to be members and had exclusive use ofContinue reading “Cotton Free Library”
Weybridge Town Hall
“Weybridge Town Hall is located on Quaker Village Road in northern Weybridge, Vermont. It was built in 1847, originally serving as the Wesleyan Methodist Church before becoming the town’s first and only town hall in 1893. A fine example of Greek Revival architecture, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1Continue reading “Weybridge Town Hall”
Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!
According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, the actual name of this cemetery is the West Hill Cemetery. First used in 1803, there are 750 graves. The cemetery is sandwiched between Weybridge Road (Route 23) and Quaker Village Road. The entrance is where those two roads converge. From there, it V’s back where the areaContinue reading “Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!”