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Milton in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain

 
 
Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz, September 6, 2009
1. Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain Marker
Inscription.
These islands were first seen by a European in 1609, when Samuel De Champlain explored the Lake which bears his name and claimed them for the King of France. Ceded in 1763 to Britain, they became part of the Royal Colony of New York. After 1776, several American Revolutionary heroes received Land Grants here, and two islands were so named. In 1783 this area joined the Free and Independent Republic of Vermont. Here is history and legend of the famous Allen family, the Green Mountain Boys, Rogersí Rangers and many others.
 
Erected 1965 by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
 
Location. 44° 37.735′ N, 73° 14.9′ W. Marker is in Milton, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from Roosevelt Highway (U.S. 2), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at a scenic turnout just west of the entrance for Sand Bar State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Milton VT 05468, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer Allen (approx. 2.9 miles away); Colchester Log Schoolhouse (approx. 6.1 miles away); Ray W. Collins (approx. 6.4 miles away); Hyde Log Cabin
Wideview of Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 12, 2016
2. Wideview of Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain Marker
(approx. 7.1 miles away); Colchester (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Black Snake Affair (approx. 8.5 miles away); Ethan Allen Park - Wilderness in the City (approx. 8.6 miles away); Ethan Allen (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker has a twin located at the welcome center off US Hwy 2 in Alburgh, Vermont. The location of this marker is debated, but official Vermont highway maps show that this marker is in the town of Milton, not in South Hero as some claim.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lake Champlain Islands. (Submitted on February 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Samuel de Champlain. (Submitted on February 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Champlain Islands 400th Anniversay. marker shown in video. (Submitted on February 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. South Hero Island; Sand Bar Bridge
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationNotable PersonsWaterways & Vessels
 
September 11th Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Steve Bergeron, April 25, 2011
3. September 11th Memorial
Also at this site is a US Flag and Memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in the attack, September 11th, 2001.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,140 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on , by Steve Bergeron of Milton, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016.
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