Taft Homestead Site - Townshend, VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 43° 05.053 W 072° 42.692
18T E 686277 N 4772709
Quick Description: Located at the intersection of Windham Hill Rd and RT 30
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2013 3:18:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMHG76
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Taft Homestead Site

In 1799, Aaron Taft settled on a 100 acre farm n Taft Hill. His grandson, Alphonso, born here in 1810, served as Secretary of War and Attorney General under President Grant, and as Minister to Austria-Hungary and Russia. Alphonso's son, William Howard Taft (1837-1930) became 27th President of the United States and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. William's son, Robert A Taft (1889-1953) was U.S. Senator from Ohio. Many other descendants became prominent in government service.

Vermont Division For Historic Preservation 2001
Marker Name: Taft Homestead Site

Location: Townshend

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