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

Sunderland

Allen families lived here

 
 
Sunderland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
1. Sunderland Marker
Inscription.  Ira Allen lived on this site by the Batten Kill and as Treasurer and Surveyor-General his "Office" helped shape the destiny of the Republic of Vermont. Here Ethan's family lived; here he dictated his freethinking "Oracles of Reason" in 1782. To his bride, his second wife, he presented the first copy.
 
Erected 1958 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 43° 6.908′ N, 73° 7.382′ W. Marker is in Sunderland, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Alternate Vermont Route 7 0.1 miles south of Hill Farm Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in front of the Ira Allen House B&B. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6311 Vermont Route 7A, Arlington VT 05250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln’s "Hildene" (approx. 2.9 miles away); Chiselville (approx. 3 miles away); Dorothy Canfield Fisher (approx. 3.2
Wideview of Sunderland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 18, 2014
2. Wideview of Sunderland Marker
miles away); Chittenden Home (approx. 3.3 miles away); State Seal Pine Tree (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Revolutionary War (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Soldiers' Monument (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Southern Vermont Arts Center (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1.
Ira was a brother of Ethan Allen, the Revolutionary War hero and capturer of Ft. Ticonderoga.
    — Submitted November 10, 2018, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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