Windsor, Vermont, Birthplace of Vermont 1777
Posted by: NorStar
N 43° 28.461 W 072° 23.362
18T E 711148 N 4816803
Quick Description: This sign visible as you enter the town of Windsor from the south refers to the location where the constitution was drawn for the Vermont Republic.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2012 7:25:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMFAN5
In Windsor, along U.S. 5 and approaching the town from the south, is a sign on the left side simply stating:
"Windsor Vermont - Birthplace of Vermont 1777."
The signs is rounded at the top and square at the bottom and is painted white with gold and black lettering. There is an oval with a mountain scene on it. At the base flowers are planted.
The mountain scene is Mt. Ascutney, which is just west of the center of Windsor and is easily visible, especially from a strip mall parking lot on the north side of town.
Also on the north side of town is the Constitution House, which in 1777 was a tavern, and is now a museum. Here the constitution was drawn for the Vermont Republic, which wished to separate itself from being claimed by other colonies at the time, notably New York and New Hampshire. In 1791, it was admitted into the union as the 14th state.
Type of community: Town
More pictures of the sign would be great. Try and take a picture of yourself with it if you can!
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