Greenbank's Hollow: A Forgotten Village - Danville
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member VermontFatBoy
N 44° 22.646 W 072° 07.336
18T E 729254 N 4917822
Quick Description: A village destroyed by fire and never rebuilt.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2012 8:48:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMFT36
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

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On this site, in 1849, Benjamin Greenbank converted an existing small mill into a 5-story woolen factory. As many as 45 people worked here to produce up to 700 yards of cloth a day. Greenbank's Hollow, as it became known, included a company store, gristmill, sawmill, school, and several residences nearly all owned by Greenbank.

On December 14, 1885, a fire at the mill quickly spread and destroyed the village including the covered bridge. Greenbank did not rebuild and today only the foundations of mills and homes remain -- mute testimony to the existence of a once thriving and important Danville community.

In 2011, the Danville Vermont Historical Society erected some historical storyboards near the marker site. They explain the history of the "Forgotten Village" and illustrate where the ruins of the village can be found.

Marker Name: Greenbank's Hollow: A Forgotten Village

Location: Danville

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