Milton in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Historic Lake Islands - Samuel De Champlain
These islands were first seen by a European in 1609, when Samuel De Champlain explored the Lake which bears his name and claimed them for the King of France. Ceded in 1763 to Britain, they became part of the Royal Colony of New York. After 1776, several American Revolutionary heroes received Land Grants here, and two islands were so named. In 1783 this area joined the Free and Independent Republic of Vermont. Here is history and legend of the famous Allen family, the Green Mountain Boys, Rogers’ Rangers and many others.
Erected 1965 by Vermont Board of Historic Sites.
Location. 44° 37.735′ N, 73° 14.9′ W. Marker is in Milton, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker can be reached from Roosevelt Highway (U.S. 2), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at a scenic turnout just west of the entrance for Sand Bar State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Milton VT 05468, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ebenezer Allen (approx. 2.9 miles away); Colchester Log Schoolhouse (approx. 6.1 miles away); Ray W. Collins (approx. 6.4 miles away); Hyde Log Cabin Colchester (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Black Snake Affair (approx. 8˝ miles away); Ethan Allen Park - Wilderness in the City (approx. 8.6 miles away); Ethan Allen (approx. 8.7 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker has a twin located at the welcome center off US Hwy 2 in Alburgh, Vermont. The location of this marker is debated, but official Vermont highway maps show that this marker is in the town of Milton, not in South Hero as some claim.
Also see . . .
1. Lake Champlain Islands. (Submitted on February 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Samuel de Champlain. (Submitted on February 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Champlain Islands 400th Anniversay. marker shown in video. (Submitted on February 12, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. South Hero Island; Sand Bar Bridge
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Notable Persons • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,196 times since then. Last updated on June 18, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1. submitted on February 10, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2. submitted on September 12, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. 3. submitted on November 30, 2012, by Steve Bergeron of Milton, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.