South Hero in Grand Isle County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Site of pioneer's tavern
Here Ethan Allen's cousin, Ebenezer, made the first settlement on South Hero. From his tavern, Ethan, one of the "heroes" for whom the islands were named, started homeward across the ice to Burlington, Feb. 11, 1789. Stricken en route, the Green Mountain Boy died the next day.
Site: 3.5 miles south.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 44° 38.739′ N, 73° 18.15′ W. Marker is in South Hero, Vermont, in Grand Isle County. Marker is at the intersection of South Street and U.S. 2, on the left when traveling south on South Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Hero VT 05486, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel De Champlain (approx. 2.9 miles away); Fort Izard (approx. 5.4 miles away in New York); Addoms - Hagar Burial Ground (approx. 5½ miles away in New York); Hyde Log Cabin (approx. 5.6 miles away); John Addoms (approx. 5.6 miles away in New York); Champy Catholic Summer School (approx. 7 miles away in New York); Colchester Log Schoolhouse (approx. 7.2 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.