Old Bennington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Birthplace of Vermont
stood the homestead of
Lieut. James Breakenridge
after years of peaceable possession his farm was claimed by New York land speculators - A sheriff and over three hundred men came from Albany to evict him from his home - Aided by men from Bennington a brave defense was made without bloodshed, proving to be a Declaration of Independence of the State of Vermont - July 19th 1771 - The home of four generations was destroyed by fire 1889
Erected 1927 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Bennington Chapter.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 42° 54.573′ N, 73° 14.971′ W. Marker is in Old Bennington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Murphy Road near Austin Hill Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 993 Murphy Road, Bennington VT 05201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Covered Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Park-McCullough House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Home Where Lt .Colonel Baum Died Continental Storehouse Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Bennington (approx. 2.2 miles away); New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington (approx. 2.2 miles away); Anthony Haswell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Colonel Seth Warner (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Old Bennington.
Also see . . . New York's Failed Annexation of Vermont. They lost in court, but continued to resist and formed associations, some of them military. Ethan Allen was appointed "Colonel Commandant" and Seth Warner, Robert Cochran, Gideon Warner, and Allen's cousin Remember Baker were appointed Captains. Surveyors from New York were met with a "reception committee" of Green Mountain Boys armed with guns, clubs, and stones. Zadeck Thompson describes the scene when the sheriff of Albany County attempted to serve writ on James Breckenridge, a farmer in Bennington. (Submitted on September 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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