Colonel Elisha Sheldon

Colonel Elisha Sheldon (HMTE1)

Location: Sheldon, VT 05483 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 53.019', W 72° 56.83'

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1741-1805

In 1776, at the request of General Washington, Elisha Sheldon was commissioned by Congress to raise a regiment of cavalry. Named the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons, the unit served with distinction throughout the Revolutionary War. In 1791, Colonel Sheldon, his sons Major Samuel, Elisha, Jr., and George, and their families came, with other families, from Connecticut as first settlers of this town. The town was originally chartered as Hungerford but the name was changed to Sheldon in 1792. The first meeting to organize the town was held in Georgia, Vermont. The large hipped roof house Colonel Sheldon built in 1795 stands on a nearby hill.
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HM NumberHMTE1
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe people of Sheldon
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 1:58pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] STEPHEN M. DICK   [2] STEPHEN M. DICK   
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 662121 N 4972075
Decimal Degrees44.88365000, -72.94716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 53.019', W 72° 56.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 53' 1.14" N, 72° 56' 49.80" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1444 Main St, Sheldon VT 05483, US
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