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Burial Place of General Ethan Allen

Born 1738 – Died 1789

 
 
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By Paul Crumlish, December 26, 2011
1. Burial Place of General Ethan Allen Marker
Inscription.  The mortal remains of Ethan Allen, Vermont leader, fighter, writer and philosopher, lie in this cemetery beneath the marble statue, but his spirit is in Vermont now.
 
Erected 1954 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 44° 29.055′ N, 73° 11.262′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from Colchester Avenue mile east of East Avenue. The marker is located to the left of the Greenmount Cemetery entrance in the tree line. It is best viewed from the cemetery driveway on Colchester Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centennial Field (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Frederick (approx. 0.4 miles away); Native Americans and Winooski (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mary Martha Fletcher (approx. 0.7 miles away); Athletic Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Andrew Harris 1814-1841
Wide view of the Burial Place of General Ethan Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, December 26, 2011
2. Wide view of the Burial Place of General Ethan Allen Marker
The Ethan Allen Monument is visible in the background, within the Allen family plot, in Greenmount Cemetery.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); General William Wells / Dr. H. Nelson Jackson (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Dewey (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Virtual Vermont History: Ethan Allen. For all his faults and despite his having done but one significant thing in the Revolution, Vermonters are proud of him; his very name evokes the essence of independence. (Submitted on January 15, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Vermont Edition: Myth, Hero, Legend: Ethan Allen's Founding Legacy. Ethan Allen is a towering figure in early Vermont history, with stories of revolutionary campaigns and political deals. (Submitted on January 15, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

3. Ethan Allen – Where is he Buried?. Vermonter.com "The truth is nobody really knows, for certain, where Ethan Allen is buried." (Submitted on February 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Ethan Allen Monument (1858) image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, December 26, 2011
3. Ethan Allen Monument (1858)
Allen's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Benson J. Lossing
4. Allen's Grave
by Benson J. Lossing in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. CII, Vol. XVII November 1858. Lossing visited Allen's grave before it disappeared in the 1850s. The epitaph reads:

The
Corporeal Part
Of
General Ethan Allen
Rests beneath This Stone
The 12th Day of February, 1789,
Aged 50 Years.

His Spirit Tried the Mercies of His God
In Whom Alone He Believed and Strongly Trusted.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 879 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4. submitted on February 16, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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