Dartmouth college land grant plaque   wheelock, vermont   dsc04404
Wheelock. The Dartmouth College Land Grant. When Eleazar Wheelock founded Dartmouth in 1769, he sought land grants to support the new college. In 1785 the Vermont legislature chartered and named a town of 23,000 acres for Wheelock. In the early 1800's substantial support for financially impoverished Dartmouth came from this one grant, a gift of Vermont.

, Wheelock, VT, United States