Pownal in Bennington County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Early Eighteenth Century Settlement
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 & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 42° 48.407′ N, 73° 16.472′ W. Marker is in Pownal, Vermont, in Bennington County. Marker is on Vermont Route 346 0.1 miles west of Indian Massacre Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker, measured as the crow flies. Pownal (approx. 0.4 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).
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