The Notorious Bristol Bill

Location: Danville
Tag(s): Famous Vermonters
Historical Category: Local History
Video Date: 4/19/24

The Stone Jail in Danville has a storied history. In this installment of This Place in History, VHS Executive Director Steve Perkins and ABC 22 & Fox 44 anchor Mike Hoey head over to Danville to learn about two dramatic people connected to the place: Bristol Bill, a notorious counterfeiter and thief, and General Burton, who was bailed out after a lawsuit by a famous friend: Lafayette.


This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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