Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead

Governor Jonas Galusha Homestead (HMIHP)

Location: Shaftsbury, VT 05262 Bennington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 59.289', W 73° 12.406'

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Jonas Galusha, born in Norwich, CT in 1753, moved his family to Shaftsbury in 1775. During the Revolutionary War he served with Seth Warner's Green Mountain Boys and was at the Battle of Hubbardton and a Captain during the Battle of Bennington. A blacksmith, innkeeper, carpenter and politician, he became the 5th Governor of Vermont and was re-elected for 9 terms from 1809 - 1819. His wife, Mary, was daughter of Gov. Thomas Chittenden. Gov. Jonas Galusha died in 1834 and is buried nearby in the Center Shaftsbury Cemetery. The rear ell of the present house was built in 1783 and the front, designed by master - builder Lavius Fillmore of Bennington, was constructed in 1805.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByVermont Division For Historic Preservation
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 9:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 646193 N 4761059
Decimal Degrees42.98815000, -73.20676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 59.289', W 73° 12.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 59' 17.34" N, 73° 12' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3871 VT-7A, Shaftsbury VT 05262, US
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