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Richmond, Vermont: Round Church - Devil-Resistant

Built in 1812-14, a 16-sided wooden structure. Without a corner for the Devil to hide in, supposedly.

25 Round Church Rd, Richmond, VT
I-89 exit 11. Drive east about two miles on US 2/Main St. Turn right onto Bridge St., cross the river, then bear left onto Round Church Rd.
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Round Church - Devil-Resistant

This is a beautiful church, lovingly maintained by the local historical society. We had the pleasure of talking with one of the volunteers who told us the history of the place. We explored upstairs and downstairs and have never heard acoustics like this building has.

[Sue Thompson, 07/22/2018]

Round church.

Round Church - Devil-Resistant

Great small sledding hill next door for little kids.

[Ann Zuccardy, 05/21/2016]

Round church.

Round Church - Devil-Resistant

Richmond is noted for its 1813 Round Church. It's actually 16-sided. Legend says the church is 16-sided so the Devil could not find a corner to hide in. Henry Ford once tried to buy the church so it could be moved to Greenfield Village, Michigan. Richmond was formed (1794) from parts of the surrounding towns of Jericho, Williston, Huntington and Bolton.

[Jeff Wagg, 03/26/2002]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Birds of Vermont MuseumBirds of Vermont Museum, Huntington, VT - 3 mi.
Wilson Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley Exhibit, Jericho, VT - 7 mi.
Whale TailsWhale Tails, South Burlington, VT - 8 mi.
In the region:
Hundreds of Colorful Birdhouses, South Hero, VT - 22 mi.

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