Near Tunbridge in Orange County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Site of 1780 Raid
On the Tunbridge hilltop, across the meadow, three hundred Indians, led by the British in the wanning years of the Revolutionary War, laid in wait the night of Oct. 15, 1780. As dawn approached on the 16th, they began their pillaging, reducing homes to ashes, capturing and killing unsuspecting settlers. Near this site in the Royalton meadow by the river, young Thomas Pember lost his life. On the hill, northeast of here, Peter Button met the same fate. When the raiders had finished marauding the White River valley, they had captured 32 and killed 4. The captives were marched to Canada either to be sold or imprisoned. In the years that followed, many of the captives returned to their families via escape or ransom.
Erected 2003 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1780.
Location. 43° 51.162′ N, 72° 30.37′ W. Marker is near Tunbridge, Vermont, in Orange County. Marker is on Vermont Route 110, 2.4 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tunbridge VT 05077, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wagon Wheels Farm (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jessie LaFountain Bigwood (approx. 2.2 miles away); Tunbridge Civil War Memorial (approx. 2½ miles away); Tunbridge World's Fair (approx. 2½ miles away); Joseph Smith Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Royalton Raid (approx. 3.3 miles away); Burning of Royalton (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stone Turnpike Marker (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tunbridge.
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