Taft Homestead Site

Taft Homestead Site (HM1EXQ)

Location: Townshend, VT 05359 Windham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 5.051', W 72° 42.689'

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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 Howard Taft (1857 - 1930) became 27th President of the United States and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. William's son, Robert A. Taft (1889 - 1953) was U.S. Senator from Ohio. Many other descendants became prominent in government service.
Year Placed2001
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 686281 N 4772705
Decimal Degrees43.08418333, -72.71148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 5.051', W 72° 42.689'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 5' 3.06" N, 72° 42' 41.34" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114 Windham Hill Rd, Townshend VT 05359, US
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