Grafton is more than just a town, it is a working piece of American History. Not having heard of Grafton previously, we obviously knew nothing of its historic past, until arriving back in England, and looking Grafton up on other Internet pages (No other VTers have visited - so far). I have mentioned the 'Windam Foundation' and Kerri McIntire's splendid 'Almanack' where, amongst other places, she writes about Grafton. Kerri has given me permission to quote from some of her text, in support of my photos, but you should also ensure you visit her site before visiting Grafton. She has some great photos too (which I have NOT printed here). Wherever I use kerri's text I will enclose it in inverted commas.
Route 35, Grafton, VT, 05146
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This photo doesn't give justice to Grafton. It was getting late in the afternoon, so the shadows were lengthening, and obscuring some of the detail of buildings.On the right is the Historical Museum, and above that, the Town Hall. On the left, you can see the road junction, Townshend Road, on the corner of which is the Old Tavern.A little farther...more
This imposing building is Grafton's Town hall. It is also the Town's Post Office, and Mary has just posted our final batch of Post Cards to VTers and family, before our return to England.At one time Grafton had four general stores. Captain John Barrett, a former member of the New Hampshire militia, was the first man to establish a store here, in...more
Grafton is home to one of New England's true treasures: The Old Tavern at Grafton. If ever there was a place to live the poet's words, this is it. The Old Tavern has a heritage that goes back as far as twelve years after America's independence. (Courtesy of the 'Windam Foundation') The Old Tavern "In 1788 Samuel Spring was voted a license to sell...more