John Deere

John Deere (HM1H9A)

Location: Rutland, VT 05701 Rutland County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 36.509', W 72° 58.355'

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John Deere was born February, 7th, 1804 the third son of William Rinold Deere and Sarah Yates Deere. It is presumed that Sarah gave birth to John at home; over William Deere Rutland tailor shop located on the east side of Main St. across from the park. In 1805, the family moved to Middlebury, Vermont where at the age of 17, he learned the blacksmith trade as an apprentice. When hard times hit the region in the 1830s, Deere decided to leave his wife and family temporarily and venture west. In 1836 Deere moved to Grand Detour, Illinois where, in 1837 he built the world first steel moldboard plow - "The Plow that Tamed The West".
HM NumberHM1H9A
Year Placed2012
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 4:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 663613 N 4830386
Decimal Degrees43.60848333, -72.97258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 36.509', W 72° 58.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 36' 30.54" N, 72° 58' 21.3" 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 5 S Main St, Rutland VT 05701, US
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