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

Early Eighteenth Century Settlement

 
 
Early Eighteenth Century Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
1. Early Eighteenth Century Settlement Marker
Inscription.  
This site commemorates the gateway of Vermont’s earliest Dutch settlement, the Rensselaerwyck Manor settlement. The Diel Homestead, built by Bastion Diel in the early 1700s, is considered the second earliest dwelling in Pownal. The property’s large Dutch barn still stands across this historic roadway, today’s Route 346, which passes through Massachusetts, Vermont and New York. Bastion’s grandson, Mikel Diel, also lived here, was a Green Mountain Boy under Colonel Seth Warner, and fought at the Battle of Bennington August 16, 1777.
 
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 42° 48.407′ N, 73° 16.472′ W. Marker was in Pownal, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker was on Vermont Route 346 0.1 miles west of Indian Massacre Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Pownal VT 05261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location
Wideview of Early Eighteenth Century Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
2. Wideview of Early Eighteenth Century Settlement Marker
Historic barn (in need of repair) is visible across the road
, measured as the crow flies. Pownal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brimmer Farm (approx. 2.3 miles away in New York); Vermont U.S. 7 follows historic route (approx. 2.7 miles away); Reynolds Farm (approx. 4.1 miles away in New York); Hoosick WW I & II Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away in New York); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 4.7 miles away in New York); Early Tavern (approx. 4.7 miles away in New York); Dimick Tavern (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pownal.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 624 times since then. Last updated on October 8, 2020, by Brian Bushner of Hoosick Falls, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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