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Old Bennington in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Captain Samuel Robinson

 
 
Captain Samuel Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2014
1. Captain Samuel Robinson Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot in 1761
Captain Samuel Robinson
the pioneer settler of Bennington, the first magistrate in what is now Vermont, and during his lifetime, the acknowledged leader of the settlers of the town

built his first log cabin.

Captain Robinson was born in 1705, at Cambridge, Mass. came to Bennington in 1761 after much service in the frontier wars. He was a the head of his company in the Battle of Lake George. He died in London, England, October 27, 1767, while on a mission to the king in the interests of the people of New Hampshire grants.

Erected by
his great great grandson
Samuel L. Robinson
as a tribute to the pioneers
and patriot, and his distinguished
sons, who rendered
great service to the state.
1923

 
Erected 1923 by Samuel L. Robinson.
 
Location. 42° 53.165′ N, 73° 12.833′ W. Marker is in Old Bennington, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Avenue and Bank Street, on the right when traveling north on Monument Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 Monument Avenue, Bennington VT 05201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Captain Samuel Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2014
2. Captain Samuel Robinson Marker
of this marker. Site of the Catamount Tavern - 1767 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bennington Battle Monument (about 500 feet away); Ethan Allen (about 700 feet away); Before the Battle Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vermont's Colonial Shrine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Seth Warner (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Lloyd Garrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Old Bennington.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Robinson of Bennington, Vermont. He served for not less than three campaigns in the old French war, as Captain of a military company (1755-1759) in Col. Ruggles’s regiment of provincials and served as such on the frontier in 1755 and ‘56. He was at the head of his company in the battle of Lake George in September 1755, when the French were defeated. (Submitted on September 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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