Old City and Old City Falls

Old City and Old City Falls (HM217Z)

Location: Strafford, VT 05072 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 52.936', W 72° 22.203'

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Strafford was granted its charter on August 12, 1761. Land near here was chosen for the town's first settlement by its earliest pioneers, Ezekiel Parish and Frederick Smith. Both men with their families established homesteads in this vicinity by 1767. Four more pioneering families, bearing the names Brisco, Pennock, Thomas and West, settled in Strafford the following year. On this stream, above the nearby waterfall of 45 feet, were the first sawmill and gristmill, both erected by 1769, as well as Strafford's first school and store. During the Revolutionary war, in 1779, a fort was built for the protection of the citizens of Strafford. Nearby is Old City Cemetery, where many of Strafford's earliest settlers were buried.
HM NumberHM217Z
Year Placed2017
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 711273 N 4862158
Decimal Degrees43.88226667, -72.37005000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 52.936', W 72° 22.203'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 52' 56.16" N, 72° 22' 12.18" 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 92 Old City Falls Branch, Strafford VT 05072, US
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