There are 14 cemeteries in Dorset, all easily found. They are all we-maintained, and most are on private property. Please show respect for the landowners.
In the early 1800s, there were 14 school districts in town, some with school buildings, some where students were taught in homes. This map shows the location, or possible location, of those schools, as well as contemporary schools, and a lost surprise. All of the still-standing original District schools are privately owned. Please show respect for the homeowners.
KENT NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORIC DISTRICT
Cephas Kent and his sons settled this section of Dorset in the early 1770s, and descendants lived here until the end of the 20th century. The Kent Neighborhood Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
THE DORSET TRAIL
Constructed in the 1920s under the leadership of George Holley Gilbert, who wrote the 1928 guide to the trail, much of the path is now overgrown. However, existing sections of the trail connect with old quarry roads to connect the quarries and peaks of the mountains which surround Dorset Hollow. Trail reclamation work has recently commenced, with a new parking lot created at the trailhead leading to the Gettysburg Quarry.
Dorset Historical Society
Member of Vermont Historical Society and
The New England Museum Association
PO Box 52 ·
Route 30 at Kent Hill Road
Dorset, VT 05251 USA ·
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Saturday, 10-2 p.m.
Other days and times by appointment
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