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

Birthplace of Vermont

 
 
Birthplace of Vermont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2014
1. Birthplace of Vermont Marker
Inscription.  
Near this site
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1769.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 993 Murphy Road, Bennington VT 05201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker,
Birthplace of Vermont Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2014
2. Birthplace of Vermont Marker
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measured as the crow flies. Seth Warner House (approx. 0.2 miles away); McWaters Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hub of History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henry Covered Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paper Mill History / Covered Bridges Span Rivers And Time (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Paper Mill Village Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Park-McCullough House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Railroad Station (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022