Fenton Pottery Site

Fenton Pottery Site (HM1HF1)

Location: Dorset, VT 05251 Bennington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 15.626', W 73° 5.196'

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1801-1810


Jonathon Fenton established a pottery and kiln near this site in 1801. He first made redware from clay found along the banks of the Mettowee River. He then became the first potter in Vermont to make salt-glazed stoneware. In 1810 he moved his pottery to East Dorset. His two sons, Richard Lucas Fenton and Christopher Webber Fenton, also became stoneware potters of note, working in East Dorset and later with the Norton family in Bennington.
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HM NumberHM1HF1
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 655299 N 4791513
Decimal Degrees43.26043333, -73.08660000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.626', W 73° 5.196'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 37.56" N, 73° 5' 11.76" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 727-845 Dorset Hollow Rd, Dorset VT 05251, US
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