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Winooski in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fort Frederick

 
 
Fort Frederick Plaque image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 26, 2014
1. Fort Frederick Plaque
Inscription.  Near this site in 1773 the first settlers Ira Allen and his uncle Remember Baker built of hewed timbers the block house called Fort Frederick as a protection from Indians and Yorkers

It had 32 port holes and in it were held the meetings of the Proprietors of Burlington between June 6, 1774 and May 1, 1775 Ira Allen being clerk

Later Allen’s house, with a large garden stood a few roads northeast of here and in it was held the first session of County Court, November, 1785

Below the falls, Allen built the schooner “Liberty”
 
Erected 1914 by Vermont Society Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 44° 29.38′ N, 73° 11.183′ W. Marker is in Winooski, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is on Colchester Avenue (U.S. 2) north of Riverside Avenue, on the right when traveling north. The plaque is located at the north
Wide view of the Fort Frederick Plaque image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 26, 2014
2. Wide view of the Fort Frederick Plaque
end of the Winooski Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski VT 05404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Native Americans and Winooski (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burial Place of General Ethan Allen (approx. 0.4 miles away); Centennial Field (approx. 0.6 miles away); Athletic Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mary Martha Fletcher (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Memory of John Lonergan (approx. 0.9 miles away); Andrew Harris 1814-1841 (approx. 1.2 miles away); General William Wells / Dr. H. Nelson Jackson (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Burlington Free Press and Times: Tablet dedicated at Winooski Bridge. (Submitted on December 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Site of Fort Frederick image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, December 26, 2014
3. Site of Fort Frederick
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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