Town of Williamstown

Town of Williamstown (HM1YKU)

Location: Williamstown, VT 05679 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 7.238', W 72° 32.476'

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Williamstown was established in 1780 by Elijah Paine and was formally chartered one year later on August 9, 1781. The first settlers lived on West Hill, along present-day Stone Road. By the mid-1800s, development had shifted from the two hills into the valley, an area better suited for civic, religious, and commercial activities. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, craftsmen from Canada, Spain, Sweden, and Italy were drawn to the town by the promise of jobs at the granite quarries. The traditional building materials and forms reflect the town's evolution from an agrarian society to an industrialized community. The Williamstown Village Historic District was listed in the State Register of Historic Places in 1989.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 696728 N 4888211
Decimal Degrees44.12063333, -72.54126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 7.238', W 72° 32.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 7' 14.28" N, 72° 32' 28.56" 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 2470 VT-14, Williamstown VT 05679, US
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